Term Paper-The Epidemiology and Etiology of Family Violence

Term Paper-The Epidemiology and Etiology of Family Violence

The Epidemiology and Etiology of Family Violence

This activity provides you with a critique of the epidemiology and etiology of family violence, examined primarily through a victim perspective. You will see that a significant number of individuals are mostly women and children, but there are some men, too, who are victims of violent acting-out behavior by their intimate partners. These behaviors have given rise to clinical labeling, including battered child syndrome and battered woman syndrome.

Identify a case involving some form of family violence of personal interest to you and construct an evaluation of the victim and perpetrator, including the epidemiological and etiological variables of each. Explain how battered woman syndrome became part of the clinical literature along with the roles this related behavior has in court trials. You must use at least one professional journal article for your answer

Please post your response in the Forum by midnight (MT) Wednesday. Make sure that you justify and support your response. Also, please post a response to at least two other student answers by midnight (MT) Sunday. Please refer to the syllabus for points associated with this activity.

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