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Violence and victims


First volume 1986
Violence and Victims is a peer-reviewed journal featuring cutting-edge and evidence-based studies of theory, research, policy, and clinical practice related to all forms and types of interpersonal violence and victimization.

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Severe and Less Severe Intimate Partner Violence: From Characterization to Prediction

Authors: Cunha, Olga Soares; Goncalves, Rui Abrunhosa
Intimate partner homicide/attempted homicide are the most serious outcome of intimate partner vio-lence. Thus, in this study, conducted in Portugal, we sought to compare perpetrators of severe vio-lence with those who perpetrate less severe acts of violence as well as to identify predictors for severe violence. Sample was constituted by 50 men convicted for marital homicide or attempted homicide and 137 men convicted for domestic violence. Results show that although both perpetrators of severe and less severe violence share some characteristics, significant differences were found among them. The use of weapons, separation/break-up, and high socioeconomic status (SES) significantly increased the likelihood of a man to commit severe violence. Prior violence, aggression, and medium SES decreased significantly the probability of an individual to perpetrate severe violence. These findings reinforce the assumption that severe and less severe forms of violence can be discrete phenomena and underscore the importance of conducting accurate risk assessments.
Source: externe linkVolume 31, Number 2, 2016, pp. 235-250

Children Whose Fathers Seek Help for Partner Violence Victimization: Descriptive Characteristics and Their Behavioral Health as Compared to a Population-Based Sample

Authors: Douglas, Emily M.; Hines, Denise A.
Children whose parents seek help for partner violence (PV) victimization are at an increased risk for internalizing and externalizing behavioral health problems. The literature has examined this phenome-non primarily among children of battered women. This study examines the sociodemographic charac-teristics and behavioral health of children whose fathers have sought help for PV victimization and compares them to children of men from the general population. Children whose fathers sought help for PV victimization were less likely to live with their fathers. Bivariate analyses showed that children of male victims had elevated scores in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-related areas of behavioral health; many of these findings remain in multivariate analyses, especially among older children. The implications of the results are discussed for researchers and social service practitioners.
Source: externe linkVolume 31, Number 2, 2016, pp. 251-273(23)