Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 6, 2007

Perceived Threats of Female Infidelity, Male Proprietariness, and Violence in College Dating Couples
According to evolutionary theory, men faced the adaptive problem of keeping their partners sexually faithful. In the current study, men's perception that their partners are interested in other men was hypothesized to be associated with more controlling...
Perpetrators and Targets of Bullying at Work: Role Stress and Individual Differences
A workplace survey study (N = 2215, response rate 47%) revealed that about 16% of the sample may be categorized as either perpetrators (5.4%), provocative victims (2.1%), or as targets of bullying (8.3%). Targets of bullying, provocative victims, and...
Putting Youth Violent Victimization into Context: Sex, Race/Ethnicity, and Community Differences among a Multisite Sample of Youths
The increased risk of violent victimization for adolescents relative to other age groups has recently become a major public health concern. The current study uses data from a multisite study of eighth grade youths attending public schools in 11 cities...
Reporting to the Police by Hispanic Victims of Violence
Though reporting violence to the police has been extensively investigated, the nature of Hispanic reporting of victimization has not. This is surprising because Hispanics are the fastest growing and largest ethnic group in the United States. Using over...
Social Inequalities in Intimate Partner Violence: A Study of Women in Kenya
This study examines social inequalities in intimate partner violence (IPV) among women of reproductive age in Kenya. A sample comprising 3,696 women was retrieved from the Kenyan Demographic and Health Survey of 2003. The study design was cross-sectional....
Stalking Victimization in the Context of Intimate Partner Violence
This article is one of the first to extensively compare characteristics of women who do and do not report stalking by a violent partner or ex-partner using a large sample of women with civil protective orders. Specifically, the purpose of this study...
Victimization and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among Runaway and Homeless Adolescents
This article presents lifetime and 12-month prevalence rates and comorbidity for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among a sample of 428 homeless and runaway adolescents. Data are from baseline interviews of a longitudinal diagnostic study of 428...
Women's Experiences of Male-Perpetrated Sexual Assault by Sexual Orientation
This study examined differences in male-perpetrated adult sexual assault experiences among women of various sexual orientations using a large urban convenience sample (N = 1,022). Results showed many similarities in disclosure to others, perceived helpfulness,...