Reconceptualising Typologies of Violence

  • Heather NancarrowEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology book series (PSVV)


This chapter presents a reconceptualised typology of violence that emerged from the analysis in preceding chapters and of police reports at the beginning of this chapter. The reconceptualised typology explicitly uses an intersectional analysis of race and gender to distinguish coercive control and fights. It adds the concept of “chaos context violence”, identified in the research on which the book is based, and contemporary forms of traditional Aboriginal dispute resolution from Australian anthropological literature. These are primarily subsets of fights. Case studies from police reports illustrate the typology. They highlight sex and race differences in the use and meanings of violence in intimate partner relationships.


Typology of violence Intimate partner violence Family violence Police reports Coercive control Violent resistance Fights Chaos Alcohol Jealousy Aboriginal dispute resolution Sex differences Race differences 


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  1. 1.ANROWSSydneyAustralia

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