Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 5, 2011

Attitudes Affecting Physical Dating Violence Perpetration and Victimization: Findings from Adolescents in a High-Risk Urban Community
This study examines the associations between attitudes supporting physical dating violence against boys hitting girls and girls hitting boys and experiences with physical dating violence perpetration and victimization among youth in a high-risk community....
Attitudes toward Dating Violence among College Students in Mainland China: An Exploratory Study
This study investigates attitudes toward psychological and physical dating violence among college students in mainland China (n = 245). The results of this study indicate that among our sample of college students in mainland China, men and women were...
Childhood and Adolescent Violent Victimization and the Risk of Young Adult Intimate Partner Violence Victimization
Using a nationally representative sample of participants, this study investigates childhood victimization in the home and adolescent violent victimization in the community on the risk of being a victim of intimate partner violence (IPV), general violence,...
Examining Verbal and Physical Retaliation against Kinship Insults
This study examined how different types of insults-social status insults and reproductive status insults-toward one's family and friends influenced the likelihood of verbal and physical retaliation. Participants were given a questionnaire containing...
Fear of Property Crime: Examining the Effects of Victimization, Vicarious Victimization, and Perceived Risk
Fear of crime research has primarily focused on fear of crime in general or on fear of specific types of violent crimes. This study builds from this line of research by focusing exclusively on the night fear of six types of property crimes, including...
Gender Differences in Acknowledgment of Stalking Victimization: Results from the NCVS Stalking Supplement
Research suggests that a significant portion of victims of interpersonal violence do not acknowledge or label their experience as a criminal victimization. Studies exploring unacknowledged victimizations have found that individuals are more likely to...
Sexual Violence Victimization among Female Secondary School Students in Eastern Ethiopia
Behavioral, lifestyle, and relationship factors have all been identified as risk factors that increase a woman's vulnerability to sexual violence victimization. However, it remains unclear which risk factors most strongly increase young women's vulnerability...
Social Control Correlates of Arrest Behavior among Homeless Youth in Five U.S. Cities
This study identified homelessness, substance use, employment, and mental health correlates of homeless youths' arrest activity in 5 cities. Two hundred thirty-eight street youth from Los Angeles, Austin, Denver, New Orleans, and St. Louis were recruited...
Student Pursuers: An Investigation of Pursuit and Stalking in the Student-Faculty Relationship
Data from faculty and students provide information on the prevalence of unwanted pursuit and stalking in the student-faculty relationship. Among faculty, 67.8% reported unwanted pursuit. For the most serious case, 6%-11% met criteria for stalking. Among...