Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 4, 2010

Child Neglect, Social Context, and Educational Outcomes: Examining the Moderating Effects of School and Neighborhood Context
Research on child neglect has found that neglected children are more likely to experience worse developmental outcomes than non-neglected children. These negative outcomes include antisocial behavior as well as poor school performance. Eco-developmental...
Classes of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Women's Adult Couple Relationships
The current study assessed if childhood sexual abuse (CSA) can be meaningfully classified into classes, based on the assumption that abuse by a close family member differs in important ways from other abuse, and whether abuse classes were differentially...
Effects of Early Exposure and Lifetime Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) on Child Adjustment
Children exposed to overwhelming and potentially traumatic events early in their lives are considered at-risk for problems in adjustment. Yet it is not known whether it is the age of first exposure (AFE) to violence or the amount of violence that the...
Examining the Link between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Dating Aggression Perpetration
This study examined the role of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms with respect to dating aggression perpetration among a sample of 199 undergraduates. Almost one-third of the overall sample reported physical dating aggression perpetration...
External Barriers to Help-Seeking Encountered by Canadian Gay and Lesbian Victims of Intimate Partner Abuse: An Application of the Barriers Model
While understanding of intimate partner abuse (IPA) in gay and lesbian relationships has increased within the past decade, there remain several gaps in the help-seeking research. In particular, research examining the external barriers to help-seeking...
Preventing Interpersonal Violence in Emergency Departments: Practical Applications of Criminology Theory
Over the past two decades, rates of violence in the workplace have grown significantly. Such growth has been more prevalent in some fields than others, however. Research shows that rates of violence against healthcare workers are continuously among the...
Sexual Revictimization and Interpersonal Effectiveness
This study utilized a cross-sectional design in order to explore the relationship between interpersonal effectiveness, defined as level of assertiveness, social perception, and perceived self-efficacy, and repeated sexual victimization in adolescence...
The Effectiveness of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Victims of Interparental Violence
This study compares the effectiveness of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) in reducing behavior problems (e.g., aggression, defiance, anxiety) of 62 clinic-referred, 2- to 7-year-old, maltreated children exposed to interparental violence (IPV)...
Toward a Deeper Understanding of the Harms Caused by Partner Stalking
This study examined stalking prevalence, patterns, and harm among 210 women with civil protective orders (PO) against violent male partners or ex-partners. Results suggest that stalking is associated with PO violations and almost every other type of...