Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 2, No. 4, 1987

Brief Reports
The beating death of six-year-old Elizabeth Steinberg in New York City in November of 1987 once again focused the nation's attention on the horror of child abuse. In the aftermath of the tragedy the question of responsibility lingers. How did Elizabeth...
Childhood Experiences of Parental Physical Violence for Alcoholic Women as Compared with a Randomly Selected Household Sample of Women
The effects of childhood experiences of parental violence on the development of alcoholism in women were examined by comparing a sample of 45 alcoholic women selected from local treatment agencies and Alcoholics Anonymous groups with 40 nonalcoholic...
Childhood Sexual Victimization among College Men: Definitional and Methodological Issues
Little information exists on the childhood sexual victimization of males as it occurs in nonclinical samples. Employing a broad funnel-type of questionnaire methodology, the current study examined childhood sexual victimization in two samples of college...
Editorial
The journal of Violence and Victims was established with the goal of fostering a more integrated approach to the study of victimization and the perpetration of aggression by drawing together in one oudet studies on violence-related victimization within...
Empathy with a Rape Victim: The Role of Similarity of Experience
The purpose of this study was to replicate and extend a prior investigation (Barnett, Tetreault, Esper, & Bristow, 1986) in order to clarify the role of similarity of experience in women's empathy with a rape victim. Women who were identified as...
Women's Rights Law Reporter: Women's Self-Defense Law
Women's Rights Law Reporter: Women's Self-Defense Law. Volume 9, Numbers 3-4, 1986.Over the last 10 years, marital violence has emerged as a significant area of social concern. What began as sociological study-an outgrowth of the emerging women's movement-...
Women Who Sexually Abuse Children
This article describes a clinical sample of 40 women who sexually abused 63 children. Sixty percent of the female perpetrators victimized two or more children. Almost three-fourths of these women sexually maltreated children in polyincestuous family...