Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 3, June

A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Early Abuse on Later Victimization among High-Risk Adolescents
Although previous research on adolescents finds a link between early abuse and later victimization, the majority of this research is cross-sectional and based on samples of currently homeless adolescents. Therefore, factors that predict the likelihood...
Fear of Acquaintance versus Stranger Rape as a "Master Status": Towards Refinement of the "Shadow of Sexual Assault"
Using a sample of 1,010 women from a southeastern state university, we explore whether associations between fear of sexual assault and other crime-specific fears vary based on presumed victim-offender relationship. More specifically, we assess the extent...
Female Sex Offenders: A Comparison of Solo Offenders and Co-Offenders
Even though much of the prior sex offender literature focuses on males, recent research has included females as offenders. Such research, however, has been limited by small sample sizes. Several researchers have proposed typologies of female sex offenders...
Longitudinal Associations between Submissive/Nonassertive Social Behavior and Different Types of Peer Victimization
Previous research, primarily in North America, has found that submissive and nonassertive behaviors are associated with peer victimization during childhood. A limitation of this work has been the failure to examine the relationships between such behaviors...
Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation in Hate Crime Victimization: Identity Politics or Identity Risk?
This study examined the impact of hate crimes upon gay and lesbian victims, reviewing 1,538 hate crimes committed in Los Angeles County. Differences between sexual orientation and other hate crime categories were considered for offense severity, reportage...
The Role of Coping and Problem Drinking in Men's Abuse of Female Partners: Test of a Path Model
This article examines the relationship of coping and problem drinking to men's abusive behavior towards female partners. While previous research has demonstrated a consistent association between problem drinking and male abuse of intimate partners, virtually...
To Tell or Not to Tell: Lifestyle Impacts on Whether Adolescents Tell about Violent Victimization
Adolescent sexual and physical victimization is an issue of serious social concern in our society. This study examines the predictors of whether juveniles tell about these experiences. We specifically question whether the adolescents' lifestyles inhibit...
Violent Crime and Victim Compensation: Implications for Social Justice
Restorative justice offers several innovative methods designed to heal the injury that the offender may have caused to the victim. One of these innovative methods is victim compensation, a form of income redistribution designed to redistribute wealth...