Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 1, 1991

A Multimethod Approach to the Assessment of Physical Abuse
Numerous and heterogeneous symptoms of maladjustment have been documented among victims of physical abuse. Much of the well-controlled, theoretically guided research is rooted in methodology designed to search for group differences between abused children...
Brief Research Report: History of Child Sexual Abuse and Adult Sexual Fantasies
The study investigated the hypothesis that women with a history of childhood sexual abuse would report different sexual fantasies from women with no childhood sexual abuse. Women with a history of abuse had more force in their fantasies, had more sexually...
Construct Validity of Two Heterosocial Perception Skill Measures for Assessing Rape Proclivity
Rape-supportive attitudes and self-reported rape proclivity (using a measure by Malamuth, Haber, & Feshbach, 1980) were negatively correlated with decoding accuracy of women's negative cues (measured by the TRAC-D; McDonel, McFall, Schlundt, &...
For Better or Worse: Attributions about Drunken Aggression toward Male and Female Victims
Research on attributions about drunken violence has suggested that intoxication serves to decrease responsibility attributed to aggressors while increasing responsibility attributed to victims. In this study, we used a scenario depicting a violent interaction...
Justifiable Homicide
Justifiable Homicide. Cynthia K. Gillespie. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 1989. pp. 252.Justifiable Homicide is an addition to the growing body of literature on women who murder their husbands. The specific focus of this book is the court...
Police Response to Wife Assault in Northern Ireland
To a large extent research on police response to wife assault had been dominated by the North American experience. Recent work in Britain has cast doubt on the extent to which these findings are applicable to the British context and drawn attention to...
Self-Reports of Spousal Violence in a Mexican-American and Non-Hispanic White Population
As part of a survey of Los Angeles households, 1,243 Mexican Americans and 1,149 non-Hispanic whites were surveyed about their experiences of spousal violence. Questions to assess violence included both perpetration (whether they had been physically...