A Mathematical Model for Intimate Partner Violence
AbstractIn the context of mathematical models applied to social sciences, we present and analyze a model based on differential equations for the intimate partner violence (IPV). Such a model describes the dynamics of a heterosexual romantic couple in which the man perpetrates violence against the woman. We focus on incorporating different key factors reported in the literature as causal or motivational factors to perpetrate IPV. Among the main factors included are the failures in self-regulation, the man’s need to control the woman, the social pressure on the woman to remain married, and empowerment programs. Another aspect that we include is periodic alcohol consumption for the man. The discussion of the model includes a stability analysis of its equilibrium points and the asymptotic behavior of its solutions. Also, the interpretation of results is presented in terms of IPV phenomenon. Finally, a brief review is given on different scales to quantify human behavioral traits and numerical simulations for some IPV scenarios. View Full-Text
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Delgadillo-Aleman, S.; Ku-Carrillo, R.; Perez-Amezcua, B.; Chen-Charpentier, B. A Mathematical Model for Intimate Partner Violence. Math. Comput. Appl. 2019, 24, 29.
Delgadillo-Aleman S, Ku-Carrillo R, Perez-Amezcua B, Chen-Charpentier B. A Mathematical Model for Intimate Partner Violence. Mathematical and Computational Applications. 2019; 24(1):29.Chicago/Turabian Style
Delgadillo-Aleman, Sandra; Ku-Carrillo, Roberto; Perez-Amezcua, Brenda; Chen-Charpentier, Benito. 2019. "A Mathematical Model for Intimate Partner Violence." Math. Comput. Appl. 24, no. 1: 29.
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