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Family and Domestic Violence

An Undergraduate Library Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Family and Domestic Violence.

Background Information

Family violence, also called domestic violence, is a pattern of intentionally violent or controlling behavior used by a person against a family member or intimate partner to gain and maintain power and control over that person, during and/or after the relationship. Use the following sources to learn more about family violence.