You will prepare and submit a term paper on Heterosexual and Same-Sex Intimate Partner Violence. Your paper should be a minimum of 2000 words in length. According to the viewpoint of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, intimate partner violence is a case of psychological, physical or sexual abuse or harm caused by one partner to another (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010). In other words, IPV is an undesirable side effect of romantic relations between people, which can be observed in all countries and in all social, economic, religious and cultural groups. The key difference between intimate partner violence from a regular conflict is that the former occurs systematically and involves a combination of various types of violence. Banks and Fedewa state IPV to “occur to control, dominate, coerce, and isolate another individual within an intimate relationship, creating an imbalance of power between partners” (2012, p.194). Whereas a conflict has a clearly defined reason, violence is deprived of it and is generally aimed at gaining full control over the victim’s behavior and feelings.