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Breaking Down the Social Learning of Domestic Violence

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Ali Akbar Rahmatian 1 , *

1 Graduate faculty, Webster University, Lakeland, Florida, United States

How to Cite: Rahmatian A A. Breaking Down the Social Learning of Domestic Violence, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2009 ; 3(1):62-6.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 3 (1); 62-6
Published Online: June 30, 2009
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: May 28, 2008
Accepted: March 12, 2009

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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify reasons domestic violence occurs within intimate relationships.
Methods: The target group was female victims and male offenders.The offenders group consisted of 25 men from a batterer’s intervention group. The victims group composed of 9 women from Center Against Spouse Abuse (CASA) intervention group.
Results: Domestic violence occurred at a higher rate in intimate relationships where either the victim or offender has been exposed to prior domestic violence. A higher percentage of victimized women were in a lower economic class than male offenders.
Conclusion: Domestic violence perpetuates the future cycle of violence

Keywords

Differential Association Differential Reinforcement Domestic Violence Social Learning

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