Violence against Women: A Review of Literature with reference to Men Perpetrators

  • Mythri Kukkaje School of Health in Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Keywords: Gender-violence, men perpetrators, risk factors


Historically, researchers have studied violence against women through varied lines of enquiry. The literature on the understanding of the phenomenon of violence against women can be broadly classified into two categories: a) studies that examine distinct risk factors and b) studies that propose theoretical frameworks to explain the underlying process that leads to violence. The present study reviews the prominent factors and theories associated with violence against women with reference to perpetrators, specifically, men.


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