Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 2, 2012

Approaches Used by Employee Assistance Programs to Address Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence
Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are workplace resources available to employees with problems impacting work performance. EAPs are well-positioned to address intimate partner violence (IPV), a major public health problem with workplace impacts. A...
College Women's Perceived Risk to Experience Sexual Victimization: A Prospective Analysis
This study implemented a prospective design to explore college women's perceived risk to experience sexual victimization over a 2-month interim (N 5 143). Compared to women without such histories, women with a history of unwanted sexual contact via arguments/...
Dating Violence: Mental Health Consequences Based on Type of Abuse
This study aims to determine the relationship between psychological, physical, and sexual abuse, and mental health symptoms. Female college students (N 5 499) completed anonymous online surveys to report experiences of abuse, as well as symptoms of depression,...
Examining the Nexus between Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse in a National Sample of Service Providers
Companion animals play a complex role in families impacted by violence. An outlet of emotional support for victims, the family pet often becomes a target for physical abuse. Results from a comprehensive e-survey of domestic violence shelters nationwide...
Examining the Relationship between Latinas' Perceptions about What Constitutes Domestic Violence and Domestic Violence Victimization
Domestic violence is a serious issue for U.S. Latinas. Better understanding of the potential risk or protection that cultural perceptions about what constitutes domestic violence may convey can help strengthen interventions. Therefore, a convenience...
Gender Differences in Attitudinal Acceptance of Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration under Attachment-Relevant Contexts
Attachment theory has been one of the leading theoretical frameworks in the last few decades for explaining physical violence within romantic relationships. In this study, the authors examined differences in attachment patterns and attitudinal acceptance...
Police Interviews of Sexual Assault Reporters: Do Attitudes Matter?
Sexual assault is underreported in the United States. Survivors are often reluctant to make police reports for various reasons; one is fear of revictimization by criminal justice professionals. Conversely, police officers often lack skills for interviewing...
Reactions to Resistance: The Role of Contextual Factors in Sex Offending
Upon encountering victim resistance during the commission of a sexual assault, an offender makes a decision as to how to react to the resistance via the use of varying degrees of coercive or noncoercive tactics. Exhaustive chi-squared automatic interaction...
Secondary Victims of Rape
Rape is often a very traumatic experience, which affects not only the primary victim (PV) but also his/her significant others. Studies on secondary victims of rape are few and have almost exclusively studied male partners of female rape victims. This...
Youth Violence in South Africa: Exposure, Attitudes, and Resilience in Zulu Adolescents
Exposure to violence is common in South Africa. Yet, few studies examine how violence exposure contributes to South African adolescents' participation in youth violence. The aims of this study were to examine effects of different violence exposures on...