Intimate Partner Theory And The Social Learning Theory

1708 Words Nov 15th, 2015 7 Pages
Intimate Partner Homicide Intimate partner homicide is a growing issue that has caused great concern for researchers in the past few decades. This paper will define intimate partner homicide as well as look at the factors that contribute to it. It is also important to discuss the prevalence of intimate partner homicide. Also to be discussed will be the theories that surround intimate partner homicide such as the feminist theory and the social learning theory. This paper will also explain the ideas of lethality assessments and the need for fatality review teams and the influence they have on intimate partner homicide. The difficulties and issues that come with investigating and prosecuting intimate partner homicide will also be discussed. It is important to realize and learn how all of the factors, theories, and assessments tie together to have a better understanding of intimate partner homicide. Before going further into the details of intimate partner homicide, it is important to understand what exactly it is. Intimate partner homicides are homicides where the perpetrator is a current or former spouse or partner who share or have shared an intimate relationship with the victim (Hough & McCorkle, p. 3). “Intimate partner homicides are often the extreme and unplanned consequence of abusive relationships” (Norman & Bradshaw, 2013, p. 836). This means that the ongoing abuse is unresolved, which resulted in the ultimate act of power and control, which is the…
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