Nonreciprocal and Reciprocal Dating Violence and Injury Occurrence Among Urban Youth

  Author Affiliation Merle E. Hamburger, PhD Center for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA Kathleen C. Basile, PhD Center for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA To the Editor: Within public health research, “reciprocal” or “mutual” violence is defined as relationship violence perpetrated by both partners in the same relationship.1–2 Michael Johnson3 coined the phrase “common couple […]

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