Indicators of Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence Are Structured by Genetic and Nonshared Environmental Influences

JC Barnes et al., ResearchGate, January 18, 2015


One of the most consistent findings to emerge from domestic/intimate partner violence (IPV) research is that IPV tends to “run in the family.” Social learning theories appear to be consistent with empirical data, but almost no attention has been given to alternative explanations, including that genetic factors explain intergenerational transmission of IPV. Data for this study were drawn from wave 4 of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health). Three indicators of IPV were measured and genetic factors accounted for 24% of the variance in hitting one’s partner, 54% of the variance in injuring one’s partner, and 51% of the variance in forcing sexual activity on one’s partner. The shared environment explained none of the variance across all three indicators and the nonshared environment explained the remainder of the variance. These findings point to the importance of genetic factors in the etiology of IPV.

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  • MrBiIIGoode .

    And the race that has more of these IPV genetic factors? Who wants to guess?

    • Oil Can Harry

      The moment the researchers realize that these thugs whose violence runs in the family have dark skin is precisely when they pull the plug on this study.

    • archer

      Give me a minute will ya.

  • 54% of the variance in injuring one’s partner, and 51% of the variance in forcing sexual activity on one’s partner

    In my day, we called the former “domestic assault” and the latter “rape.”

    • IstvanIN

      We wouldn’t hurt anyone’s feelings now, would we?

  • LHathaway

    Who cares what leftists want? Oh wait, we do need to know what not to do.

  • Who Me?

    Well, the liberal use of the death penalty on those PROVEN beyond all doubt of violent crimes seems like another good idea. (And that doesn’t mean sentencing them to death then letting them file appeal after appeal till they drop dead of old age.)

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    They soften the language only when they’re explicitly or implicitly talking about non-white men harming their girlfriends/wives. When it’s white men doing it, they typically make it sound as bad as they possibly can (and of course, it is a bad thing to hurt or rape anyone).

    • je suis paganisme

      Good observation. They don’t want words to have concrete meanings; that way they can manipulate them as they choose.

      They do the same with the founding documents.

      They don’t speak plainly and say things after they don’t say them, and before they don’t say them again.

  • Reynardine

    What really bothers me is that conjugal visits are a thing. I get it that you want to encourage prisoners to behave and have something to look forward to when they get out…

    …but why would you allow them to reproduce when they cannot take care of another child.

    • Martel

      Conjugal visits where introduced to prevent black prisoners from forcing themselves on fellow black inmates and possibly to a greater degree, white inmates.

    • John Smith

      Negress is going to get knocked up by someone, no matter what and they NEVER pay for the kids, even if free as a jay bird.

  • listenupbub

    So you have a stronger claim to being “born rapist” than being “born gay,” according to the best recent science.

    That should be highly embarrassing to social liberals.

  • Cultural Marxism wants to attack the White male “dominant” culture. The domestic abusers are mostly men and the victims women. Good. But they are also more likely to be non-White and some of their victims may be White. Oh, no. What is a Cultural Marxist to do? They are now at a quandary. A similar situation occurs when any discussion of Islamic culture occurs.

    • Defense of black and brown criminality always trumps the women’s safety issue for the Cultural Marxists.

  • To, “three generations of imbeciles are enough” I would add, “three generations of felons are enough.” Or, “three generations of welfare cases are enough.”

  • SentryattheGate

    Remember that Obama has opened up a whole new class of asylum refugees; worldwide victims of domestic violence! So Muslims, Latinos and Africants can provide US maybe BILLIONS of eligible women and kids, who carry those violence genes and culture (to enrich US)! And will be eligible for all the benefits that refugees get!

    • Susannah

      Maybe they can comprise the 11 million annually that Mr. Ultra Open Borders was proposing on that other article today. I’m sure they could grow the economy…right into a gigantic Brazilian favela.

    • how about this

      But domestic violence is just a lifestyle choice! And it is just “what we call violence;” really it is a consensual and life-affirming BDSM relationship which burns calories and wards off obesity.

  • “Remember that Obama has opened up a whole new class of asylum refugees: victims of domestic violence! That could bring in hundreds of MILLIONS of women and kids from all over the world, who carry those genes and culture with them.”
    Very, very good point.

  • InAFreeCountry

    Here’s what I have noticed: The media rarely uses “rape” anymore. They use “sexual assault”, which is anything from groping to full-on rape. This equates groping to rape as far as what people think the perpetrator did. Therefore, being accused of groping equals being accused of rape in the public eye, not that I condone either.

    • John Smith

      It can also constitute some college guy and his HS girlfriend in places.

  • Light from the East

    It’s not really a surprise. I’ve searched many reports about crimes and achievements. Internal factors are always important than external factors.

  • Hilis Hatki

    So let me guess, they have found the racist gene and only whites have it.
    Intelligence…..*wisdom not included.

  • Martel

    A reason not to support a policy of eugenics?
    Here you go:

    Ethnic tensions caused by social inequalities are behind much of the voluntary racial segregation we see today. Though few European Americans would admit it, the (seemingly correct)stereotypes of African Americans as having a chip on their shoulder and a greater tendency toward violent behaviour are some of the main reasons behind white flight and the absence of voluntary racial integration in schools. Eugenics would decrease these social inequalities in the long run and would therefore greatly attenuate the associated ethnic tensions. This would likely cause higher levels of voluntary integration and interracial miscegenation.

  • EuropeanIdentity33

    Because they don’t really care about violence against women. They adhere to radical ideology, which calls for the elimination of all European descended people. If that means liberals have to support Islam and black ghetto culture than so be it. Why else would libs be insane enough support the most sexist cultures on earth and reject the most egalitarian civilization in earth’s history?

  • Martel

    Depends on you. If you value an ultra-safe society(America is really not that dangerous outside of areas patrolled by negroes) over a society where Europeans as a people may survive, then those issues are more important. I value the survival of Europeans over all other issues, I’m opposed to any policy that endangers this ideal.

    Perhaps you should have a talk with Engelman, areas with high levels of Asian immigration do not have the problems you mentioned before. You may not recognize your own grandchildren one day, but i’m sure there will be little crime, so you will be safe and comfy.

  • John Smith

    Negroes got more than their fair share of this gene….