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Relationship Dynamics Associated With Dating Violence Among Adolescents and Young Adults: A Feminist Post-Structural Analysis

NCJ Number
Feminist Criminology Volume: 16 Issue: 3 Dated: 2021 Pages: 320-336
P. C. Giordano; et al
Date Published
17 pages

This article focuses on the character of adolescent and young adult relationships and argues that attention to interpersonal features of intimate partner violence (IPV) is necessary for a comprehensive view of this form of violence.



Drawing on ideas from feminist post-structural perspectives, the article highlights studies that have developed a somewhat non-traditional but nevertheless gendered portrait of relationships as a backdrop for exploring dyadic processes associated with IPV. Findings are based on quantitative and qualitative analyses from a longitudinal study of a large, diverse sample of young women and men interviewed first during adolescence, and five additional times across the transition to adulthood. (Publisher Abstract)