Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 3, 2010

Adult Health and Relationship Outcomes among Women with Abuse Experiences during Childhood
Associations between child abuse and/or witnessing intimate partner violence (IPV) during childhood and women's health, adult IPV exposure, and health care use were examined. Randomly sampled insured women ages 18-64 (N = 3,568) completed a phone interview...
Anger Management and the Process Mediating the Link between Witnessing Violence between Parents and Partner Violence
Multinomial logistic regression was used on a sample of 14,252 students to determine the extent to which the relationship between witnessing interparental violence and the perpetration of violence is mediated by limited anger management ability, and...
Area Disadvantage and Intimate Partner Homicide: An Ecological Analysis of North Carolina Counties, 2004-2006
Using data from the North Carolina Violent Death Reporting System and other sources, we examined ecologic relationships between county (n = 100) disadvantage and intimate partner homicide (IPH), variability by victim gender and county urbanicity, and...
Civil Protective Order Effectiveness: Justice or Just a Piece of Paper?
Many victims, victim advocates, and even law enforcement believe that protective orders are "just a piece of paper," suggesting that they do not work or are not effective. This study examined protective order effectiveness by following 210 women for...
Coping with Stalking among University Students
The present study examined behavioral coping actions and coping strategies in relation to specific contextual factors (e.g., victim-stalker relationship, stalking violence, duration of stalking, and prior victimization) among Finnish university students....
Measurement and Correlates of Intimate Partner Violence among Expectant First-Time Parents
Research on the implications of varying measurement strategies for estimating levels and correlates of intimate partner violence (IPV) has been limited. This study explored measurement and correlates of IPV using a community sample of 168 couples who...
Racial Disparities in Hate Crime Reporting
This study examines the influence of the victim's race in reporting hate crimes to the police. Data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) concentrated incident-level files (1992-2005) were used to (a) analyze how the victim's race influences...
Recidivism among Female Child Molesters
During recent years, research about female sexual offender recidivism rates using official criminal justice records has increased. Although informative, rearrest or conviction rates may be insufficient for this population. This study examines two potential...
Women's Autonomy and Support for Wife Beating: Findings from a Population-Based Survey in Jordan
The aim of this study is to examine attitudes among married women toward wife beating and to investigate the hypothesis that female individual empowerment is associated with such attitudes within a broader context of societal patriarchy in Jordan. The...