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The Cycle of Violence: Assertive, Aggressive, and Abusive Family Interaction
The Cycle of Violence Assertive Aggressive and Abusive Family Interaction Author:Suzanne K. Steinmetz Does violence within the family mirror socially and legally sanctioned violence in the broader society? Is violence a "legacy" handed down from generation to generation? What are the dynamics of child abuse, wife-beating, battered husbands, and the battered elderly? Suzanne Steinmetz, a noted authority on violence and the family, documents how 5... more »7 "normal American families" interact while resolving family conflicts and explores the relationship between intra-family violence and other criminally violent acts. Appearing for the first time in paperback, this is the first study that utilizes a scientific sample in determining the dynamics of the whole family and violence.