Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 1, No. 3, 1986

Brief Reports
One purpose of Violence and Victims is to provide a forum for information relevant to research and practice in the area of violence and violence-related victimization. This column, which will be phased in across the next few issues, will focus on (a)...
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Connections between Sex and Aggression
Connections between Sex and Aggression. Dolf Zillman. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1984. 258 pp. $29.95 cloth.Is there a biological linkage between sex and aggression in human beings, or particularly in men? Does sexual arousal naturally...
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Making an Issue of Child Abuse: Political Agenda Setting for Social Problems
Making an Issue of Child Abuse: Political Agenda Setting for Social Problems. Barbara J. Nelson. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1984. 162 pp.The emergence of child abuse as a public issue is unique in American history. From the introduction...
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Television and Violent Criminal Behavior: Beyond the Bobo Doll
This study builds on the research concerning television viewing and aggression by extending the external validity, or generalizability, of the dependent variable. We assess the relationship between self-reported television viewing at 8, 10, and 12 years...
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The Outcome of Court-Mandated Treatment for Wife Assault: A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation
This study represents an attempt to assess the effectiveness of court-mandated treatment for wife assault. A quasi-experimental design examined post-conviction recidivism rates for men convicted of wife assault. Fifty men who completed a 16-week treatment...
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The Therapist's Duty to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going
After ten years of court decisions that have gradually broadened the scope of the psychotherapist's duty to protect potential victims from violence, California has recendy passed legislation that limits liability only to those cases where a patient has...
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The Validity of Robbery-Murder Classifications in Baltimore
The most widely used source of nationwide data on homicide in the United States is the Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) data compiled by the FBI as part of its Uniform Crime Reporting System. This paper describes a study of the reliability of robbery-murder...
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