Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 2, April

A Comparative Study Examining Associations between Women's Drug-Related Lifestyle Factors and Victimization within the Family
This study explores and compares the interrelationships between lifespan childhood and adult partner victimization and the drug lifestyles for 609 women, aged 18-65, from a drug-treatment sample, a women's domestic violence shelter sample, and community...
Child Abduction, Parents' Distress, and Social Support
This study examines how parents of family and nonfamily abducted children cope with stress due to the disappearance of their child. The results show that all parents experience distress, regardless of whether it was a family or nonfamily abduction. Associated...
Domestic Violence Cases Involving Children: Effects of an Evidence-Based Prosecution Approach
This article reports findings from the evaluation of a city-county criminal prosecution unit for domestic violence involving children. Data from 446 cases prosecuted in the first 2 years of the Joint Prosecution Unit (JPU) were compared to a matched...
Effects of Community Violence Exposure and Parental Mental Health on the Internalizing Problems of Urban Adolescents
Previous research has documented an association between adolescent community violence exposure (CVE) and poor psychological functioning. The purpose of this study is to delineate the relations of CVE, parental mental health, and adolescent PTSD and depression....
Emotional Functioning, Attachment Style, and Attributions as Predictors of Child Abuse Potential in Domestic Violence Victims
To explore cognitive and emotional factors that may exacerbate child-abuse potential among domestic violence victims, 80 participants reported on their depression, hopelessness, anxiety, and anger as well as their attachment style and attributional style....
Factors That Influence Battered Women to Leave Their Abusive Relationships
This study examines factors associated with leaving an abusive relationship, including relationship characteristics, external support, and health status of the abused subjects. The subjects included 448 Seattle women whose abuse resulted in police involvement...
Help-Seeking and Coping Strategies for Intimate Partner Violence in Rural and Urban Women
Women experiencing intimate partner violence may use a variety of help-seeking resources and coping strategies. The purpose of this study was to examine rural (n = 378) and urban (n = 379) women's help seeking, coping, and perceptions of the helpfulness...
Intimate Partner Violence: Prevalence and Risk Factors for Men in Cape Town, South Africa
This study examined the prevalence of and risk factors for intimate partner physical violence against women. Interviews were conducted with a sample of 1,378 men working in Cape Town municipalities. An average of 42.3% (95% CI: 39.6, 44.8) reported physical...