The term courtship violence refers to a couple’s interaction with emotional commitment with or without sexual intimacy. Dating violence involves the perpetration or threat of an act of physical violence by at least one member of an unmarried couple on the other within the context of the dating process (Barnett, Miller-Perrin, Perrin 163).
The study of dating violence is important for two reasons. First, such behavior often results in physical and emotional injury.
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its occurrence and prevent the future occurrence and deleterious effects of violence in intimate relationships (Ronfeldt 70).
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