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Family & Domestic Violence

A Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Family & 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.