. If one party uses physical violence and the other party uses extreme coercion and


psychological abuse, is only the perpetrator of physical violence considered the offender?


 What are the policy implications of how we define domestic violence in the allocation of


victim services?


. How do we respond to cases where victims and offenders change roles?


. John Hamel (2007) has typologized people in what he terms the “Gender Camp” and the


“Conflict Tactics Camp.” Those in the “Gender Camp” believe that domestic violence is


primarily a crime committed by men against women and that women are more likely to be


subjected to serious violence and in fear of their abuser. Conversely, those in the “Conflict


Tactics Camp” believe that men and women are equally likely to be victims and offenders


for a variety of reasons. Do you think domestic violence is gender neutral?