Cycle of Violence
... of Violence The “Cycle of Violence” Theory This is a theory that focuses on domestic violence. Lenore Walker, a researcher andfeminist, first introduced it in the 1970. She based this theory on interviews carried out with women who had survived violent relationships. The Cycle of Violence was aimed at describing and predicting the pattern that abusive relationships frequently fall into. Walker singled out three phases that these relationships seemed to cycle through (Walker, 2009).
The honeymoon phase
Violent relationships often begin here. The abuser is passionate, caring, gentle, and charming. The abuser may present his or her victim with gifts, do nice things, and make the victim feel loved and ac...