Respond to the two students
Respond to the two students below:
1/11/22, 5:40 PM
The theory that I think best describes domestic violence is the Coercive Control Theory. Coercive Control is a series of actions that exercise controlling behavior in an intimate partner relationship. Some of these actions may consist of monitoring a partners actions online and in personal friendships, restricting access to money or depriving a partner of financial freedom, or using pets or children as a bartering chip. These actions may escalate into physical abuse later on.
One aspect of the theory that helps explain domestic abuse is that someone who exhibits these types of behavior towards their partner is usually insecure in one or more aspects of their lives. They exhibit controlling behavior in an attempt to regain or gain control of the relationship.
Another aspect is that this type of abusive behavior is more often experienced by women. Which may also be a flaw in the theory, suggesting men do not often experience coercive control abuse in relatiuonships.
1/11/22, 10:00 PM
Social Control Theory
Social control theories are the connections between family, school, and other aspects of society that contributes to aberrant behavior (Children.gov). I selected this theory because I think this behavior is seen from those closest to the ones that display domestic violence. Failure to creating bonds and establish relationships can create tension.
Two aspects that are important are connecting with others in and outside of the family. Commitment to investing energy and time into activities that are enjoyable.
Two potential flaws in this theory are a lack of self-control and the importance on building bonds with others.