By Jan E. Stets Ph.D. (auth.)
Domestic Violence and Control presents very important longitudinal info on violent relationships and addresses the matter of violence from the point of view of either the offender and the sufferer. the difficulty of regulate emerges as a primary topic. keep watch over performs a keyrole, to start with, in organizing the victim's options in regards to the batterer, and, secondly, in instances of repeated acts of violence over a size of time. The research indicates acts of violence to be either "impulsive" and "instrumental" and thereby refutes competing factors within the literature that violence is both "impulsive" or "instrumental."
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They kept in contact through a mutual friend and eventually became close friends, but never seriously dated. Instead, they and four other people would often go out together as a group. When Terri left her temporary job and moved to a midwestern city, she met up with Larry again. She obtained a part-time job in a lab where he was a research assistant. They started dating in the spring of 1983. They moved in together in the summer of 1984. Both Larry and Terri recall Larry being violent as early as September of 1983.
Fred would often use the money he was making to go to bars, instead of paying essential bills, such as the mortgage. Ann indicated that she still loved Fred but believed that he was too immature to handle a relationship. COUPLE 4: MIKE AND KAY Mike was 29 years old and white; he grew up in Georgia. Mike attended college for two years. In the fall of 1984, he entered a two-year technical school to study computer electronics. To date, he has not returned to school to complete the degree. He has worked in several fast-food establishments and department stores for the past 8 years.
He indicated that part of his current problem in dealing with anger was not only because he had never been given the opportunity to express such a feeling when he was young, but also because he had never been taught how to appropriately express it. Larry had never been violent to women in prior relationships to Terri. Terri was 25 years old and white; she was born in Louisiana and later her parents moved to New York. Like Larry, she attended college at the University of Iowa. After graduation, she accepted a one-year position at a large midwestern company.