Category Archives: Interpersonal/Domestic Violence

On SAGE Insight: Women’s Empowerment as a Protective Factor Against Intimate Partner Violence

Article title: Women’s Empowerment as a Protective Factor Against Intimate Partner Violence in Bangladesh: A Qualitative Exploration of the Process and Limitations of Its Influence From Violence against women Worldwide, in 2010, an estimated 30% of women ages 15 and … Continue reading

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Sexual assault victimization among female undergraduates during study abroad

Sexual assault victimization among female undergraduates during study abroad: A single campus survey study From Journal of Interpersonal Violence Almost all research on sexual assault among undergraduate university students pertains to incidents that occur on domestic college and university campuses. … Continue reading

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Exploring traditional and cyber forms of sibling bullying

Sibling bullying perpetration associations with gender, grade, peer perpetration, trait anger, and moral disengagement From Journal of Interpersonal Violence Substantial research exists for both traditional bullying and cyberbullying among schoolchildren.  However, sibling bullying seems a neglected issue despite its pervasiveness at home … Continue reading

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Male police officers’ law enforcement preferences in cases of intimate partner violence

Male police officers’ law enforcement preferences in cases of intimate partner violence versus non-intimate interpersonal violence Do sexist attitudes and empathy matter? From Criminal Justice and Behavior The police have one of the most important roles in combating intimate partner violence … Continue reading

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What’s gendered about gender-based violence?

What’s gendered about gender-based violence?: An empirically grounded theoretical exploration from Tanzania From Gender & Society In Sub-Saharan Africa, violence against women (VAW) as a policy, practice, and research field has mushroomed in the past two decades under the term “gender-based … Continue reading

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A closer look at college victimization

Beyond Clery Act statistics: A closer look at college victimization based on self-report data From Journal of Interpersonal Violence Many have recognized that crime on college campuses across the Unite States is a significant issue in need of attention. The Clery Act was an important … Continue reading

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The ways advocates make meaning of feminism and domestic violence

Meaning-making and domestic violence victim advocacy an examination of feminist identities, ideologies, and practices From Feminist Criminology This study examines the relationship between feminism and advocacy. It outlines the ways advocates make meaning of feminism and domestic violence, and how such … Continue reading

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Is the recent Nigella and Saatchi ‘incident’ an example of strangulation as coercive control in an intimate relationship?

“Do you know what it feels like to drown?” Strangulation as coercive control in intimate relationships From Psychology of Women Quarterly A recent shocking image circulated by the UK press of a photograph taken of popular TV chef Nigella Lawson … Continue reading

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Effect of type and severity of partner abuse on women’s health, quality of life and help seeking

Effect of type and severity of intimate partner violence on women’s health and service use: Findings from a primary care trial of women afraid of their partners From Journal of Interpersonal Violence Intimate partner violence (IPV) has a major impact … Continue reading

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Threat of separation often the trigger for murder of collaterals such as children related to intimate partner conflict

Who died? The murder of collaterals related to intimate partner conflict From Violence Against Women Over recent years it has seemed far more common to read news headlines about collateral murders associated with intimate partner conflict, particularly a saddening trend … Continue reading

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When battered women fight back stereotyping can kick in

But most of all, they fought together’: Judicial attributions for sentences in convicting battered women who kill From Psychology of Women Quarterly The topic of domestic abuse remains a controversial issue when it comes to determining punishment for battered women who … Continue reading

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Examining the impact of the Family Violence Option on women’s efforts to leave welfare

From Research on Social Work Practice In 1997, while reforming federal welfare programs, the U.S. Congress established the Family Violence Option (FVO) to prevent reforms from adversely affecting those welfare recipients who are domestic violence victims. This research investigated if … Continue reading

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Women in prison: An issue of blaming the individual for social problems

Experiences of interpersonal violence and criminal legal control: a mixed method analysis From SAGE Open Researchers have long claimed that physical abuse and marginalization lead to criminal activity; however, women in prison are taught to overlook socioeconomic issues and blame … Continue reading

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Violence costs an estimated $60 billion annually and remains in the top 10 causes of death

Special issue: Lifestyle Medicine, Public Health and Violence From American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine Suicide, child abuse, playground fights, gang violence, sexual assault, and domestic violence are just a few examples of violence that touch people in all walks of … Continue reading

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Minimizing the seriousness of rape through sexism and gender-role traditionality

Rape perception and the function of ambivalent sexism and gender-role traditionality From Journal of Interpersonal Violence This article examines the role of sexism and gender-role traditonality in minimizing the seriousness of rape. It recognizes how the perceptions and attitudes of … Continue reading

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