Conflict escalation to violence and escalation of violent conflicts

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The objective of this article is to propose definitional, theoretical, and operational frameworks as a first step in the study of escalation of conflicts in intimate relationships. The second part of the article discusses the escalation of violent conflicts (across conflicts); the third and fourth parts address the individual and interpersonal aspects of conflict escalation to violence (within a single conflict). In the fifth and final part a new approach is proposed for the study of escalation in intimate partner violence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-310
Number of pages14
JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2008


  • Aggression
  • Aggression
  • Conflict
  • Conflict
  • Escalation
  • Escalation
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Intimate partner violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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