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Sturm College of Law


Intimate partner violence, IPV, Coercive control


Throughout this Article, we will examine the extraordinary challenges faced by partners of military members when their relationships become abusive. Few legal scholars have written about the phenomenon; of them, most focus on the servicemember’s—not the partner’s—experience. This Article seeks to fill that gap by providing a contextual analysis of abuse as a continuing process, rather than a discrete incident, and by using the military setting to throw into sharp relief the structural facilitators that too often fade into the background. By constructing this analytical framework, we seek to create analytical applications beyond the confines of a military installation to globally inform law and policy in the area of intimate partner violence.

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