Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 3, 2000

Abuse during and before Pregnancy: Prevalence and Cultural Correlates
This study examined the prevalence of abuse during pregnancy and the influence of cultural norms and acculturation on abuse in 1,004 Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban American, Central American, African American and Anglo American women. Women were...
Aggressive Behavior among Women Sexually Abused as Children
Although research shows that sexually abused children appear to be at risk of subsequent aggressive behavior, few investigations address whether such behavior persists beyond childhood. This research describes the self-reported adolescent and adult fighting...
Anger, Irrational Beliefs, and Dysfunctional Attitudes in Violent Dating Relationships
The purpose of the present investigation was to evaluate whether perpetrators of dating violence could be differentiated from their nonviolent counterparts on measures of anger and cognitive distortion, specifically Ellis's (1994) irrational beliefs...
Coordinating Community Responses to Domestic Violence: Lessons from Duluth and Beyond
Coordinating Community Responses to Domestic Violence: Lessons From Duluth and Beyond Melanie F. Shepard, & Ellen L. Pence, (1999) (Eds.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Hardcover: $54; Softcover: $24.95; 296 pages.Throughout the United States and in several...
Coping with Chronic Community Violence: The Variety and Implications of Women's Efforts
To date, most researchers concerned with chronic community violence have studied children, and focused on the types, extent, and effects of their violence experiences. In contrast, using a series of in-depth repeated interviews, the current study explored...
Exploring the Connection between Pornography and Sexual Violence
This article examines the relationship between sexual violence and pornography. Data about women's experiences of sexual violence and their abusers' use of pornography were collected at a rape crisis center from 100 survivors. Findings include that 28%...
The Relative Frequency of Offensive and Defensive Gun Uses: Results from a National Survey
Some controversy exists about the relative frequency of criminal and self-defense gun use in the United States. Using data from a national random-digit-dial telephone survey of over 1900 adults conducted in 1996, we find that criminal gun use is far...
Wife Killing: Risk to Women as a Function of Age
Younger women, relative to older women, incur elevated risk of uxoricide-being murdered by their husbands. Some evolutionary theorists attribute this pattern to men's evolved sexual proprietariness, which inclines them to use violence to control women,...
Women's Fear of Crime: The Role of Fear for the Well-Being of Significant Others
A number of explanations have been suggested in the literature for the finding that women consistently report higher levels of fear of crime than males. The "shadow" hypothesis argues that fear of crime among females reflects fear of sexual assault....