Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 3, 1999

An Analysis of Empirical Estimates of Sexual Aggression Victimization and Perpetration
Estimates of prevalence for several categories of sexual coercion, including rape and attempted rape, were statistically aggregated across 120 studies, involving over 100,000 subjects. According to the data, almost 13% of women and over 3% of men have...
Avoiding Drunk Drivers: The Level and Sources of Protective Behavior
Drunk driving has been a concern for a decade and a half, with most discussions of its control centering on offenders. Research on the extent to which citizens engage in behaviors to avoid becoming victims of drunk drivers, however, is in short supply....
Coping with Partner Abuse among Mexican American and Anglo Women: Ethnic and Socioeconomic Influences
This exploratory study examines the influence of ethnic group membership and socioeconomic status on the coping strategies reported by women victims of partner abuse. Ninety-three Mexican American and Anglo women recruited from the general community...
Females' Labor Force Participation and Intimate Femicide: An Empirical Assessment of the Backlash Hypothesis
Using data from the Supplementary Homicide Reports in conjunction with 1990 U.S. census data in a cross-sectional analysis, this paper tests the proposition that increased participation of women in the paid labor force will elevate the incidence of females'...
Mothers Who Killed or Attempted to Kill Their Child: Life Circumstances, Childhood Abuse, and Types of Killing
The objectives of the present study were to examine the life circumstances, childhood abuse, and types of homicidal acts of 48 mothers who killed/attempted to kill their child(ren) under age 12 between 1970-96 in Finland. Data on the mothers' life stresses,...
Nonviolent Youth in a Violent Society: Resilience and Vulnerability in the Country of Colombia
Despite the ample literature on crime and violence, little research has been done outside English-speaking developed countries. Colombia has one of the highest homicide rates in the world. In order to identify individual factors related to resilience...
Secondary Victimization of Rape Victims: Insights from Mental Health Professionals Who Treat Survivors of Violence
Rape victims may turn to the legal, medical, and mental health systems for assistance, but there is a growing body of literature indicating that many survivors are denied help by these agencies. What help victims do receive often leaves them feeling...