Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 6, 2009

Batterer Intervention Programs: A Report from the Field
Over the past 25 years, batterer intervention has become the most probable disposition following a plea or conviction on domestic battery charges and, consequently, batterer intervention programs (BIPs) have proliferated. Despite their popularity, and...
Correlates for Legal Help-Seeking: Contextual Factors for Battered Women in Shelter
Legal redress can play a critical role in interrupting the pattern of domination and control inherent in intimate partner violence (IPV), yet it remains an infrequent strategy among battered women. The current study employed a contextual framework for...
Exploring Mexican-Origin Intimate Partner Abuse Survivors' Help-Seeking within Their Sociocultural Contexts
Women's responses to partner abuse are shaped by their particular sociocultural contexts. In this study, quantitative data were collected from 75 Mexican-origin women who survived intimate partner abuse, to identify variables associated with help-seeking...
Feelings of Safety Inside Prison among Male Inmates with Different Victimization Experiences
Correctional facilities have a responsibility to take "reasonable measures" to preserve and protect inmate safety. The extent to which people inside prison feel safe from victimization is explored using a sample of approximately 7,000 adult male inmates...
Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms as a Mediating Factor on the Effects of Exposure to Community Violence among Children in Cape Town, South Africa
Research conducted over the past 20 years has linked exposure to violence to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children both in the United States and South Africa, but very little research has investigated PTSD as a mediating variable between exposure...
Prevalence and Correlates of Intimate Partner Violence Victimization among Men and Women Entering Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Intimate partner violence victimization was examined in men (N = 4,459) and women (N = 1,774) entering substance use disorder treatment. Nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 10 men reported lifetime victimization by an intimate partner. Entering treatment for...
Rape Reporting: "Classic Rape" and the Behavior of Law
Two theories of rape reporting, the Classic Rape perspective and Black's Theory of the Behavior of Law, are tested in this article. We offer the first comprehensive multivariate test of Classic Rape predictions among a nationally representative sample...
Women's Appraisals of Intimate Partner Violence Stressfulness and Their Relationship to Depressive and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms
Intimate partner violence (IPV) increases risk for depressive and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. Most studies use a dose-response approach to examine the impact of IPV on mental health, but they often fail to explain mental health outcome...