Critical Review of Hamby’s (2014) Article Titled “Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Research, Scientific Progress, Scientific Challenges, and Gender”
By: Winstok Z.
Published in: Trauma, Violence, and Abuse
SDGs : SDG 05 | Units: Social Welfare & Health Sciences | Time: 2017 | Link
Description: In a recent article, Hamby advocates the replacement of the “old” Conflict Tactic Scales used to measure physical partne r violence (PV) with a new measurement instrument that represents and supports a thesis that gender use of physical PV is asymmetrical rather than symmetrical. This article takes a critical look at the logic, assumptions, arguments, examples, interpretations, and conclusions, presented in Hamby’s article, and in some cases disagrees with them. Furthermore, this article uses Hamby’s proposals as an opportunity to review and examine core issues in the study of perpetration of physical PV, including gender-related theoretical and methodological issues. © 2015, © The Author(s) 2015.