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NCJ Number: NCJ 237892     Find in a Library
Title: Comparing Revictimization in Two Groups of Marginalized Women
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  Dataset URL: DATASET 1
Author(s): Chantal Poister Tusher ; Sarah L. Cook
  Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:25  Issue:10  Dated:October 2010  Pages:1893 to 1911
Date Published: 12/2010
Page Count: 19
  Annotation: This study examined physical and sexual revictimization in a random sample of incarcerated and poor, urban, nonincarcerated women.
Abstract: This study examines physical and sexual revictimization in a random sample of incarcerated and poor, urban, nonincarcerated women using multiple measures of physical and sexual child abuse. Researchers used hierarchical logistic regression to compare rates of revictimization and the strength of the association between child abuse and adult victimization using two measures of child physical abuse and four measures of child sexual abuse. Incarcerated women had higher rates of revictimization than did nonincarcerated women. Child abuse and adult incarceration were directly associated with adult victimization; interactions between child abuse and incarceration were associated with adult victimization for only a few definitions of child abuse. Findings suggest that the relationship between child abuse and adult victimization is robust and that factors in incarcerated women’s lives further increase the probability of adult victimization. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Child abuse ; Sexual assault victims ; Abused women ; Offender-nonoffender comparisons ; Adults molested as children ; Urban
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 1999-WT-VX-K008
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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