Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 2, April

A Comparison of Male and Female Dually Arrested Domestic Violence Offenders
This research provides information on dually arrested female defendants in domestic violence cases. The data comes from all heterosexual domestic violence cases resulting in a dual arrest from one large mid-South city during a 28-month period. Information...
Applying the Transtheoretical Model to Female and Male Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence: Gender Differences in Stages and Processes of Change
The Transtheoretical Model has been recently applied to men seeking services at battering intervention and prevention programs (Eckhardt, Babcock, & Homack, 2004; Murphy & Baxter, 1997). This study considers whether women arrested for intimate...
Domestic Violence among Male and Female Patients Seeking Emergency Medical Services
Gender differences among a cohort of injured patients seeking emergency medical services were examined with respect to their experiences as perpetrators and/or victims of domestic violence. Contextual issues, including violence initiation, emotional...
Exerting Power or Striking Back: A Gendered Comparison of Motivations for Domestic Violence Perpetration
This study compares the motivations for using violence and the context in which violence occurs among male and female domestic violence perpetrators. One hundred twenty-five participants in batterer intervention counseling in Los Angeles County, California,...
Female Perpetration of Physical Aggression against an Intimate Partner: A Controversial New Topic of Study
THE CHANGING ZEITGEIST, THE CONTINUING CONTROVERSYIn the mid-1980s, when I began conducting research on marital violence, it was politically incorrect to even consider studying female aggression. Battered women's advocates had been working long and hard...
Gender Symmetry in Dating Intimate Partner Violence: Does Similar Behavior Imply Similar Constructs?
The present study examined the extent to which there is gender symmetry in the topography and experience of dating intimate partner violence (IPV). Self-report data were collected from 450 undergraduate men and women at a large Southeastern university....
It Could Happen to Anyone: Why Battered Women Stay (2Nd Ed.)
It Could Happen to Anyone: Why Battered Women Stay (2nd ed.)· Alyce D. La Violette and Ola W. Barnett. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 2000, 272 pp., $34.95 (softcover).It Could Happen to Anyone: Why Battered Women Stay will speak to the interests...
Men's and Women's Use of Intimate Partner Violence in Clinical Samples: Toward a Gender-Sensitive Analysis
Early research with nationally representative samples suggested that women reported initiating violence as often as men. Such research has been criticized as focusing only on participation rates, and not assessing gender differences in impact, context,...
Partner Aggressive Women: Characteristics and Treatment Attrition
The topic of female partner aggression has been controversial for over 20 years, and yet we lack a coherent body of literature that describes the phenomenon. Furthermore, we know little about what treatment approaches effectively reduce partner aggression...