Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 2, 1988

Brief Reports
The reliance on forensic assessments at various stages in the criminal justice system has become increasingly routine (Ewing, 1985). Mental health professionals provide information on a variety of legal issues such as competency to stand trial, criminal...
Child Maltreatment over Two Decades: Change or Continuity?
The increasing reports of child maltreatment during the last two decades have precipitated discussions about the degree to which these figures represent an increase in reporting or a true growth of child abuse and neglect. Using reports to child protection...
Patterns of Family and Nonfamily Violence: Violent Husbands and Violent Men
This article explores the relationship between criminological and family violence approaches to the study of male violence, both domestic and nondomestic. Reasons why these two approaches have remained relatively independent are discussed, and ways of...
Prior Relationship, Resistance, and Injury in Rapes: An Analysis of Crisis Center Records
Information about the rapes of 2,526 adult females was coded from the records of a rape crisis center to test the hypothesis that physically resisting a stranger would be more strongly related to injury than would physically resisting someone known to...
Stopping Rape: Successful Survival Strategies
Stopping Rape: Successful Survival Strategies. Pauline B. Bart and Patricia H. O'Brien. New York: Pergamon Press, 1985. 201pp, $11.95.Stopping Rape is a report of a research project involving interviews of 94 women who either were raped or avoided rape....
Women Who Kill Their Children
Women rarely kill. In Canada, when they do, they most often kill their spouse or lover. The second most frequent target for women killers is other family members, including their children (Silverman & Kennedy, 1987).1 Recent research has focused...