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  • Is domestic violence a sign that America’s family values are in decline?
  • Do female batterers differ from male batterers?
  • How do drug abuse and alcoholism affect family violence?
  • Are there signs that violence will escalate to murder?
  • How have the O.J. Simpson, Chris Brown, or Ray Rice cases affected domestic violence awareness?
  • Is the "conditioned helplessness" of abused women a factor?
  • Is violence genetic or environmental?
  • Does poverty affect spousal abuse?
  • Why do some men still regard their wives as property?
  • What affect does domestic violence have on the divorce rate?
  • Is counseling effective for couples in violent relationships?
  • Can abusers be rehabilitated?
  • Has the economic downturn increased the number of battered spouses?
  • Why do some women stay in an abusive relationship?
  • Discuss particular issues in same-sex intimate partner violence.

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