By Jan E. Stets Ph.D. (auth.)
Domestic Violence and Control offers very important longitudinal information on violent relationships and addresses the matter of violence from the point of view of either the culprit and the sufferer. the problem of regulate emerges as a important topic. keep watch over performs a keyrole, to begin with, in organizing the victim's innovations in regards to the batterer, and, secondly, in situations of repeated acts of violence over a size of time. The learn exhibits 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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When Kay found out he was coming home, she packed her bags and took the children over to the home of her brother and sister-in-law. Kay said that when they did not want her anymore, she went to the women's shelter. She finally rented an apartment, where she had been living from our initial interview until our Participants 37 last interview. After Kay left Mike in early March, 1985, Mike traveled south for a couple of months. Upon his return, he got his own place, put their house up for sale, and entered the male batterer's group.
She began to climb a fence to get away from Fred. Fred grabbed her off the fence and, in the course of it, tore her hand. He threw her over the car and told her that she was going home with him to call her lawyer to drop the divorce proceedings. Ann managed to call the police when she got to the house without Fred knowing. When the police came, Fred was furious and took out his gun to use on her. The police arrested him. She returned to him for about a week and a half in April. From May until October, Ann went back to Fred seven different times.
He recently had been working on getting closer to his mother. He felt better about their relationship as he shared with her his feelings of the past and current problems with his violence. Kay is 30 years old and white; she is from Alabama. She had a secretarial certificate, and soon after her separation from Mike, she obtained a secretarial job at a large midwestern university. In many ways, it changed her life significantly. It was the first time in many years that she had worked. She felt more confident and in control of her life.