Lecture 25 - Soc 120 Marriage and the Family Lecture 25 Understanding Family Violence Family Policy Social Policy Prof Elwert Review Formal vs

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1 Soc 120: Marriage and the Family Lecture 25: Understanding Family Violence Family Policy & Social Policy Prof. Elwert Review • Formal vs. Functional Definition of the Family • Approaches to family law • Allison vs. Virginia • Conflict & Domestic Violence • History • Prevalence – Numbers – Measurement issues
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2 Preview • Conflict & Domestic Violence • Risk factors • Explanations & interpretative frameworks • Family Policy & Social Policy • The reach of family policy • Welfare and welfare reform Intimate Partner Violence: Risk Factors • Clear social gradients • Domestic violence more frequent among: – Poor, low income, low education, unemployed – Cohabitation/divorced/remarried vs marriage – Young males (<30) – Drug & alcohol abuse – Race/Ethnicity (Female lifetime victimization 30% Black, 25% white, 15% Asian) • Obvious problem of selection vs causation – Risk factor cause – E.g., evidence suggests that greater prevalence of violence in cohabitation vs marriage is due to selection of violent individuals into cohab and out of marriage
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3 Explanations • Social learning
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course SOCIOLOGY 120 taught by Professor Elwert during the Fall '11 term at Wisconsin.

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Lecture 25 - Soc 120 Marriage and the Family Lecture 25 Understanding Family Violence Family Policy Social Policy Prof Elwert Review Formal vs

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