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NCJ Number: NCJ 199577     Find in a Library
Title: Violence Against Women: Synthesis of Research for Practitioners
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Author(s): Bonnie E. Carlson ; Alissa Pollitz Worden ; Michelle van Ryn ; Ronet Bachman
Date Published: 12/2000
Page Count: 37
  Series: NIJ Research Report
  Annotation: This federally funded report provides practitioners with information on key findings from scientific research on violence against women, identifies knowledge gaps that may be inadvertently filled by unsubstantiated assumptions or beliefs, and increases practitioners’ awareness of, access to, and ability to use information completely across all domains.
Abstract: Written with practitioners in mind, this report funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, attempts to correct a deficiency toward increasing practitioners’ understanding of each other’s work and contribute to a more informed dialogue in responding to violence against women. This report is challenged to communicate scientific research findings to practitioners regarding violence against women. It reviews research issues and questions common to the work of all audiences. The report begins by defining the various forms of violence against women and then summarizing what researchers know about the incidence and prevalence of violence against women. This is followed by a review of the emergence of violence against women as a social problem which takes into account social, legal, and public health issues. A summary of research on risk and contributing factors is then presented, including sociocultural risk factors, social structural risk factors, family risk factors, and individual factors. Usually several factors that are interconnected interact, thereby increasing the risk. The report concludes with a review of the consequences associated with violence against women, such as injuries, physical symptoms, mental health effects, and economic impact. References
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Social workers ; Victim services ; Sexual assault victims ; Social service agencies ; Services effectiveness ; Domestic assault ; NIJ grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 98-WT-VX-K011
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: For additional information on this grant see NCJ-198372, NCJ-199578-579, NCJ-199660, NCJ-199760-761, NCJ-199911-912, and NCJ-201222.
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