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Trauma Violence Abuse. 2015 Jul 28. pii: 1524838015596962. [Epub ahead of print]

Critical Review of Hamby's (2014) Article Titled "Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Research, Scientific Progress, Scientific Challenges, and Gender".

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Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, Center for the Study of Society, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel zeevwin@research.haifa.ac.il.

Abstract

In a recent article, Hamby advocates the replacement of the "old" Conflict Tactic Scales used to measure physical partner violence (PV) with a new measurement instrument that represents and supports a thesis that gender use of physical PV is asymmetrical rather than symmetrical. This article takes a critical look at the logic, assumptions, arguments, examples, interpretations, and conclusions, presented in Hamby's article, and in some cases disagrees with them. Furthermore, this article uses Hamby's proposals as an opportunity to review and examine core issues in the study of perpetration of physical PV, including gender-related theoretical and methodological issues.

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domestic violence; gender symmetry/asymmetry in partner violence; physical partner violence

PMID:
26223242
DOI:
10.1177/1524838015596962
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