Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 4, 1995

Absolute and Relative Involvement in Homicide Offending: Contemporary Youth and the Baby Boom Cohorts
Recent concerns have been expressed that youths are an increasingly violent segment of U.S. society. This report explores such claims by presenting alternative dimensions with which trends in youth violence can be interpreted. Using Uniform Crime Reports...
A Study of the Prevalence of Sexual Coercion in Adolescent Heterosexual Dating Relationships in a Quebec Sample
Very few studies which have addressed the issue of sexual violence in dating relationships have provided prevalence rates for coercion that is perpetrated and sustained for both sexes during adolescence, while adequately accounting for the totality of...
Beyond the Conflict Tactics Scale: Assessing Gender Differences in Partner Violence
Previous studies of partner assault, particularly those using the Conflict Tactics Scales, have produced the controversial finding that women are as likely to assault their partners as are men. Such findings are clearly at odds with medical, legal, and...
Childhood Physical Abuse, Perceived Social Support, and Socioemotional Status in Adult Women
This study investigated the extent to which an interactional model, relative to a main effect model, predicts the relationship between childhood physical abuse, perceived social support, and various aspects of socioemotional functioning in adult women....
Excuses, Excuses: Accounting for the Effects of Partner Violence on Marital Satisfaction and Stability
For both theoretical and practical reasons, it is important to understand processes that lead to marital dissatisfaction and dissolution among women who are targets of relationship violence. Because attributional tendencies may often forecast marital...
How Long Does It Hurt?
How Long Does It Hurt? Cynthia Mather with Kristina Debye. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1994, $15.00, 253 pages.This book is aimed at teenagers who have been sexually abused, with a section at the end directed toward friends of abused teenagers. It is...
Interpersonal Conflict Which Includes Mistreatment in a University Workplace
In order to provide detailed documentation of faculty and staff experiences of perceived mistreatment, this article reports the findings of an institutional survey of mistreatment. From a random sample of 1,585 (11%) of one university's workforce, 810(51%)...