Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 4, 1990

Acceptance of Guided Imagery of Marital Rape as a Function of Macho Personality
After completing the Hypermasculinity Inventory (Mosher & Sirkin, 1984), 146 college men randomly imagined guided scenarios of rape or consenting sex with either a wife or a stranger. As predicted, macho men enjoyed imagining callous sex (i.e., both...
Brief Research Report: Child Victims of Homicide: A Portrait of Their Killers and the Circumstances of Their Deaths
The population of 93 arrestees for homicides committed against children between 1982 and 1986 in Detroit, Michigan, is analyzed in the context of their killings. Analyses include demographic and social characteristics of offenders and victims, demographic...
Gender and Homicide: A Comparison of Men and Women Who Kill
This study compares the patterns of homicides committed by women and men. Classic comparison studies of homicides by men and women suggest that each group kills in ways that are reflective of socially approved gender role behavior. More recently, however,...
Interventions with Battered Women in Health Care Settings
Over the past decade advocates for battered women in the health care system, citing the large number of battered women who come to health care settings, have proposed interventions and trainings for health care personnel on behalf of battered women....
Patriarchal Ideology and Wife Beating: A Test of a Feminist Hypothesis
Feminist theory suggests that husbands who adhere to an ideology of familial patriarchy are more likely to beat their wives than husbands who do not adhere to such an ideology. This research provides quantitative data from a representative sample survey...
Physical Violence in American Families: Risk Factors and Adaptations to Violence in 8,145 Families
Physical Violence in American Families: Risk Factors and Adaptations to Violence in 8,145 Families. Edited by Murray A. Straus and Richard J. Gelles, with the assistance of Christine Smith. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1990. 622 pp. $32.95.While...