skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 149823 Find in a Library
Title: Physical and Sexual Violence in Marriage (From Family Violence: Prevention and Treatment, P 113-141, 1993, Robert L. Hampton, Thomas P. Gullotta, et al., eds. - See NCJ-149818)
Author(s): R L Hampton; A F Washington Coner-Edwards
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 29
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter covers many issues related to physical and sexual violence in marriage.
Abstract: Intrafamily homicide is a growing problem in the U.S.; between 1980 and 1984, approximately 25 percent of all one-on- one cases of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter occurred between family members. In this discussion of the prevalence and incidence of physical domestic violence, violence is defined as an act performed with the intention of causing physical pain or injury to another person. Data are presented both on physical violence against women and on violence toward husbands. Several studies have focused on ethnic and racial differences; this article summarizes research on violence among African-American couples and among Hispanic couples. The next section of the article focuses on marital rape, discussing definitions of marital rape, risk factors (family structure, gender inequality, exposure to violence in family of orientation, and alcohol and substance abuse), and the consequences of family violence. Finally, the authors consider crisis intervention services provided to battered women by hospital and police agencies. 1 table and 84 references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Abusing spouses; Domestic assault prevention; Marital problems; Psychological victimization effects
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.