. If one party uses physical violence and the other party uses extreme coercion and
psychological abuse, is only the perpetrator of physical violence considered the offender?
What are the policy implications of how we define domestic violence in the allocation of
. How do we respond to cases where victims and offenders change roles?
. John Hamel (2007) has typologized people in what he terms the “Gender Camp” and the
“Conflict Tactics Camp.” Those in the “Gender Camp” believe that domestic violence is
primarily a crime committed by men against women and that women are more likely to be
subjected to serious violence and in fear of their abuser. Conversely, those in the “Conflict
Tactics Camp” believe that men and women are equally likely to be victims and offenders
for a variety of reasons. Do you think domestic violence is gender neutral?