Department of Sociology
University of Colombo
Patterns and Risk Factors Associated with Intimate Partner Violence
The prevalence of IPV over the years has resulted in exploring mechanisms to prevent and respond to such violence in relationships. These include identifying and understanding the root causes and risk behaviors of abusive partners or at-risk-families thereby strengthen the support systems for victims such as healthcare, social services, legal entities and law enforcement. In this paper, patterns and risk factors associated with intimate partner violence have been studied.