An Examination of the Etiology of Domestic Assault

Craig N. Winston
Melissa W. Burek, St. Ambrose University

This paper reports on a preliminary study conducted to examine differential association and a modified power-control theory and their relationship to domestic assault. An interview protocol was used on a sample of men convicted of domestic assault. In addition, variables related to previous criminal activity of the respondents will be reviewed in order to gather more information on the nature of domestic assault and to evaluate whether the offense is unique in the behavior patterns of the offenders.

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