What Causes Men's Violence Against Women?

by Michele Harway, James M. O'Neil

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This book uses various theoretical perspectives to summarize what is known about the multiple causes of men's violence against women, and stresses the importance of identifying men's risk factors. The preliminary multivariate model identifies four content areas: macrosocietal; biological; gender role socialization; and relational factors to explain men's violence against women.

Within these four content areas the editors develop thirteen preliminary hypotheses about the causes of men's violence against women, which are critiqued by the contributors in the subsequent chapters.


  • SAGE Publications; September 1999
  • ISBN: 9781452264752
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: What Causes Men's Violence Against Women?
  • Author: Michele Harway (ed.); James M. O'Neil (ed.)
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications, Inc