The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

CRIJ 3327 Family Violence

Intimate partner abuse is studied from an interdisciplinary perspective. The cycle of violence, dominance, and control are among the issues covered sociologically and psychologically. The legal perspective includes discussion of proactive arrest policies, restraining orders, and anti-stalking legislation that have emerged across the United States. Key factors associated with recognition of family violence and pertinent research focusing on the subject are also examined.



Schedule Type


Grading Basis

Standard Letter (A-F)

Administrative Unit

Criminal Justice