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Is it coercive controlling violence? A cross-sectional domestic violence and abuse survey of men attending general practice in England

M Hester, C Jones, E Williamson, E Fahmy, G Feder

Psychology of Violence | Published : 2017

Abstract

Objective: Surveys that examine prevalence of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) without consideration of impact, severity or context have limitations. The article uses results from the first survey of a European clinical male population, the largest such study internationally, that measured a range of emotional, physical and sexual behaviors that could be construed as DVA, including experience and perpetration, and a range of impacts. The article asks to what extent the behavior reported by the men can be characterized as coercive controlling violence. Method: A survey was administered to male patients in 16 general practices (family medicine clinics) in England. Of 1,368 respondents who com..

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