VAWG Study Guide 3

VAWG Study Guide 3 - Violence Against Women & Girls...

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Study Guide Exam 3 Obviously, what we haven’t covered from the lecture questions by the time of the exam will NOT be on the exam 3 but is fair game for the final. You will never be asked to identify more than 3 of any list in the short answer/essay questions, however, for the multiple choice/true-false questions; you should be familiar with all items in any list. Be sure to check CULearn regularly to see if there are any hints or further studying tips as the exam nears. Do not go to the T.A. to get all of the answers. Lecture 1. Discuss excuses and justifications used by intimate partner abusers. What are the patterns in abusers’ explanations of their abuse? Excuses o Used to deny response o Related to situational characteristics of the abuser (drunk, lost control, etc) Justifications o Used to deny wrongness o Tends to include characteristics about the victim (not a good cook, not sexually responsive, etc.) 2. What are the two most common characteristics of intimate partner abusers? Controlling Jealous General o No extensive anti-social behavior o Usually employed o Respond to intervention better High Risk o high extensive violent behavior o multiple targets o not afraid of the CLS/sanctions o avg=60 batterings per year 3. What two theories do McKenry and colleagues provide for trying to explain same-sex IPA? Which of the theories did they find more support for? 4. What reasons were provided for why stalkers stalk in both the sum of previous studies and in Baum’s (2009) study? Retaliation, anger, spite (37%) Desire to control the victim (33%) Mentally ill/emotionally unstable (23%) Stalking started to keep him or her in the relationship with the offender (17%) 5. In responses to IP abusers, how do intervention and treatment compare? What approach do most current day workers with IP abusers think is better (intervention or treatment)? Getting abusers to take responsibility for abuse is key in intervention The effectiveness of the sanctions depends on their actual, not theoretical, enforcement 6. How valuable is anger management with IP abusers?
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7. What two theories have been proposed to explain same-sex IPA? (Be able to list and define them.) Which of the theories did McKenry and colleagues find more support for in their study of IPA among lesbians and gay men? 8. What 3 models/approaches to responding to IP abusers were covered in class? Be able to describe each one. Feminist model: focuses primarily on the concept of patriarchy and the societal institutions that help maintain it. The Family Systems Model
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