Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 1, No. 1, 1986

Clairvoyance vs. Common Sense: Therapist's Duty to Warn and Protect
This article addresses the issue of a therapist's duty to warn and protect victims of domestic violence. In three different cases, California courts have found therapists liable for violent acts perpetrated by clients in their care. Based on the landmark...
Editorial
Violence and Victims was created to provide a structured forum for what is now a widely scattered literature on violence and violence-related victimization. At present, this knowledge is disseminated through several channels having strong disciplinary...
Family Violence
Family Violence. Mildred Daley Pagelow (with Lloyd W. Pagelow). New York: Praeger, 1984. 529 pp. $19.95 paper.Family life is a hotbed of contradictions. On the one hand, family members are exhorted to love and nurture one another, and in most cases they...
Poverty and Homicide in Detroit, 1926-1978
The effect of poverty on crime is a controversial issue, mostly because past research has produced only weak evidence of a relationship between economic hardship and crime rates. A review of the literature suggests, however, that time-series data have...
Subjective Distress and Violence during Rape: Their Effects on Long-Term Fear
A brief review of the literature on reactions to rape is presented, with special emphasis on the relationship between specific aspects of the rape and subsequent fear and anxiety. A model, which incorporates the effects of the victim's subjective experience...
Victims of Serious Violence and Their Criminal Behavior: Subcultural Theory and Beyond
This paper looks at the relationship between the experiences of the victim of a serious crime and that of the offender. It shows that, in some cases, the victim experience is an important predictor of criminal behavior. An analysis of self-reported and...
When Battered Women Use Violence: Husband-Abuse or Self-Defense?
A controversy exists regarding the nature of violence committed by women against their intimate partners. When battered women are violent it is not known if the violence should be labeled "mutual combat," "husband abuse," or "self-defense." Following...