Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 4, 2011

Application of Commercial Software to the Classification of Suicide Cases: A Brief Report
Mosaic Profiler software was used to classify suicide and open verdict cases during 1996 to 1998 in England and within England, for the London and the North West regions. The classification system was based on the socioeconomic characteristics of the...
College Students' Electronic Victimization in Friendships and Dating Relationships: Anticipated Distress and Associations with Risky Behaviors
This study investigated college students' reports of electronic victimization in friendships and dating relationships. We examined 22 items representing four categories of electronic victimization: hostility, humiliation, exclusion, and intrusiveness....
Cumulative Victimization, Psychological Distress, and High-Risk Behavior among Substance-Involved Women
This research addressed two questions: (a) What is the relationship between different patterns of cumulative victimization and psychological distress? And (b) How does the pattern of cumulative victimization and psychological distress influence women's...
Facilitators and Barriers to Disclosing Abuse among Women with Disabilities
An anonymous audio computer-assisted self-interview (A-CASI) designed to increase awareness of abuse was completed by 305 women with diverse disabilities. Data were also collected about lifetime and past year abuse; perpetrator risk characteristics;...
Posttraumatic Symptoms Following a Campus Shooting: The Role of Psychosocial Resource Loss
Conservation of resources (COR) theory has proven a useful framework for understanding posttrauma adjustment. A key tenet of this theory is the centrality of resource loss in determining adjustment. However, COR theory research has often been limited...
Predicting Case Conviction and Domestic Violence Recidivism: Measuring the Deterrent Effects of Conviction and Protection Order Violations
Previous research offered little guidance on sentencing outcomes for protection order (PO) violations in cases of domestic assault and whether PO violation charges affected offender recidivism rates. Using data from local court records, this study examined...
Profiles of Distress in Sheltered Battered Women: Implications for Intervention
Heterogeneity in patterns of distress and psychological functioning was investigated using a person-oriented approach to data analysis in two diverse samples of battered women in shelters. In order to provide some empirically derived guidance to clinicians,...
The Relation of Violence Exposure and Ethnicity to Intelligence and Verbal-Performance Discrepancies in Incarcerated Male Adolescents
Incarcerated populations have an estimated incidence of intellectual disabilities (IDs) far higher than national norms, ranging as high as 10%. In the present study, the relation between ID and violence exposure in 115 incarcerated adolescents was examined....
The Victimization Experiences of Women in the Workforce: Moving beyond Single Categories of Work or Violence
The examination of the co-occurrence of different types of victimization in the lives of women in the workforce appears infrequently in the literature. We examine multiple types of victimization in women's lives across a range of employment and income...