Critical Review of Hamby’s (2014) Article Titled “Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Research, Scientific Progress, Scientific Challenges, and Gender”

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-144
Number of pages11
JournalTrauma, Violence, and Abuse
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2017

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Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Applied Psychology

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