Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 5, October

An Examination of Sheltered Battered Women's Perpetration of Stalking and Other Unwanted Pursuit Behaviors
In the current study, sheltered battered women (n = 105) self-reported whether they had perpetrated stalking or other unwanted pursuit behaviors (e.g., harassment, threat) during relationship separations from their abuser. Results indicated that sheltered...
An Integrated Relapse Prevention and Relationship Safety Intervention for Women on Methadone: Testing Short-Term Effects on Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use
This study tests the feasibility, safety, and short-term preliminary effects of a relapse prevention and relationship safety (RPRS) intervention in reducing drug use and the experience of intimate partner violence (IPV) among women on methadone. For...
Factors Associated with Attitudes toward Intimate Partner Violence: A Study of Women in Zambia
Demographic, social, and empowerment factors associated with attitudes toward intimate partner violence (IPV) were investigated in a random sample of women (n = 5,029) aged 15-49 years in Zambia. Data was retrieved from the Zambia Demographic and Health...
"If I Can't Have You, No One Can": Development of a Relational Entitlement and Proprietariness Scale (REPS)
Relational proprietariness and entitlement have been theoretically related to partner violence following the threat of relationship dissolution. To date, however, no measure has been employed to verify such accounts. A multistage item pool development...
Intimate Partner Violence, Women, and Work: Coping on the Job
Intimate partner violence is a significant health problem for women, with consequences extending to work as well as society at large. This article describes workplace interference tactics, how women cope with violence at work, and workplace supports...
Peer and Family Influences on Adolescent Anger Expression and the Acceptance of Cross-Gender Aggression
Past research has examined the relative impact of family and peers on adolescent behavior, but very little research has examined it in relation to youth dating violence. Eight hundred and sixty-five adolescents, primarily urban Latino youth, completed...
Trends in the Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence: A Cohort Analysis
Although recent statistics hint that rates of reported rape and child sexual abuse began to decline in the 1990s, little is known about changes in the characteristics of victimizations over time or about the implications of these changes for policy and...
What Do Battered Women Want? Victims' Opinions on Prosecution
Prosecutors have increasingly adopted mandatory prosecution in domestic violence criminal cases. There is little empirical evidence, however, that the policy is a good match for victims' needs. Interviews with 94 battered women, whose cases were randomly...