Coordinated Community Responses to Domestic Violence in Six Communities: Beyond the Justice System. Endnotes


(1) Throughout this report, domestic violence is generally used to refer to abuse (physical, verbal or emotional) of a woman by an intimate male partner (husband, ex-husband, current or former boyfriend). While women can also perpetrate violence in intimate relationships, this occurs less frequently than violence directed at women (Council on Scientific Affairs, American Medical Association, 1992). Domestic violence also occurs between intimate partners of the same sex.

(2) Some of the points made here are taken from the Aron and Olson study, which was a companion study to the present one.