Domestic Violence Capstone

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Capstone Project

Love, Sex, and Family
Sociology 1102
Normandale community College

Heather Knaust & Sherry Rosengren

Types of violence Physical violence is the intentional use of physical force to hurt someone, this person displaying physical harm has a motive. Sexual violence can involve unwanted or forced sexual acts against a person; these acts can be forced by ways of intimidation to compel a person to engage in unwanted sex or sexual harassment. Verbal violence is threats of words, gestures that are meant to communicate the threat of physical, sexual violence, or to manipulate a person. Verbal violence could also be emotional or psychological with criticizing or humiliating the person or partner, the intent is to undermine the person’s sense of self-worth. Johnson (1995, 2000) argued that at a relationship level, once can determine four major patterns of violence in a relationship. Common couple violence not connected to a general pattern of control. It comes in the context of an argument in which one or both partners lash out physically at one another. This is unlikely to excalate, or involves severe violence, and is more likely to be a mutual issue. Intimate terrorism (IT) basic pattern is one of violence s merely a tactic in a pattern for control. This violence is motivated by a desire to have control over one’s partner. This is more likely to escalate over time, not as likely to be a mutual issue. Indication that there is a motive to have control over one’s partner is a pattern of violent and nonviolent acts that. This can gradually alter a women’s view of herself, her relationship, physical abuse also demoralize and can even make women feel trapped. Violent resistance mostly perpetrated by women, and is an indicator that women will soon leave the abuser. Mutual violent control identified as a couple that has a pattern of both partners wanting to be in control. Mutual

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