Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 1, 1996

Adjusting to Criminal Victimization: The Correlates of Postcrime Distress
This article explores the correlates of immediate and short-term psychological distress among victims of burglary, robbery, and nonsexual assault. A panel design was employed. Crime victims were interviewed within 1 month following the incident and again...
Attrition from a Male Batterer Treatment Program: Client-Treatment Congruence and Lifestyle Instability
Although patient compliance is a problem for almost all forms of therapy, treatment programs for male batterers face special concerns. Male batterers are often perceived as coming to therapy only because of the external pressures of courts or intimate...
Conducting Research on Child Maltreatment: Effects on Researchers
This report discusses the potential negative psychological consequences of conducting child maltreatment research on the researchers themselves. Illustrations of these effects are drawn from the experiences of a study of child maltreatment. Common themes...
Protecting Child Witnesses: Judicial Efforts to Minimize Trauma and Reduce Evidentiary Barriers
Growing attention has been given to the need to protect child witnesses from the potential trauma associated with providing testimony in the courtroom, as well as to the importance of maximizing the validity and reliability of that testimony. At the...
Risk Factors for Youth Victimization: Beyond a Lifestyles/Routine Activities Theory Approach
Past efforts to understand the risks for youth victimization have primarily utilized concepts from lifestyle or routine activity theory, such as the increased exposure and reduced guardianship that are entailed when youth engage in risky or delinquent...
Self-Reported Sexual Interest in Children: Sex Differences and Psychosocial Correlates in a University Sample
A sample of 180 female and 99 male university students were surveyed regarding their sexual interest in children. Males reported sexual attraction to at least one child more often than did females (n = 22 [22.2%] and n = 5 [2.8%], respectively). Both...
Systemic Treatment of Families Who Abuse
Systemic Treatment of Families Who Abuse. Eliana Gil. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1996. Hardcover: $34.95; 241 pages.Despite the large number of books about child abuse currently available, relatively few approach issues concerning family functioning...