The Military and Intimate Partner Violence-A Call for Open Discussion
Rachel M. Powell, Mark R. Marquez, Gregory E. Perkins

Research on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) emphasizes the importance of recognizing the increase in domestic violence, and thusly IPV, within the military community. The authors suggest that just recognizing the problem is not enough. The authors present and discuss information and implications related to IPV within the military community. They conclude that the situation is so serious that it is American society’s ethical responsibility to military service members and their families to call on all interested parties to engage in ongoing open discussion and debate on the issue of IPV within the military community.

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