But, gertrude, i beg to differ, a hit is not a hit is not a hit - When battered women are arrested for assaulting their partners

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Abstract

Not everyone who uses violence against his or her intimate partner is a batterer. It is essential to conduct a full, contextualized analysis of any violent relationship to deter- mine if there is battering in the relationship and, if so, who is the batterer. This informa- tion is extremely important in the formulation of helpful and just responses to ongoing victims of battering who have been arrested for assaulting their partners.

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