Violence among Intimates

An Epidemiological Review
  • Evan Stark
  • Anne Flitcraft


This chapter will describe how domestic violence is distributed in various populations, identify its demographic features, and distinguish its etiology, insofar as this is possible, by comparing violent with nonviolent groups. Within certain limits, we identify the clinical components and sequelae of the problem, set them in a social context that makes them intelligible, and ask if there are antecedent problems or risk factors that community interventions should target.


Domestic Violence Child Abuse Family Violence Battered Woman Spouse Abuse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evan Stark
    • 1
  • Anne Flitcraft
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Public Administration and SociologyRutgers UniversityNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of ConnecticutFarmingtonUSA

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