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NCJ Number: 149825 Find in a Library
Title: Violence in Families of Color in the United States (From Family Violence: Prevention and Treatment, P 159-178, 1993, Robert L. Hampton, Thomas P. Gullotta, et al., eds. - See NCJ- 149818)
Author(s): J E Asbury
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 20
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: Any analysis of domestic violence, particularly related to ethnic minorities, would be incomplete without an examination of how their unique background and experiences contribute to the dynamics of intrafamilial violence.
Abstract: This chapter discusses briefly the minority group experiences in the U.S. of African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians. Beyond structural stressors that seem to influence the occurrence of violence in minority families are the attitudes held by majority group members toward minorities. This author discusses the implications of U.S. minority experiences for spousal abuse, physical child abuse, and child sexual abuse. Finally, the experiences of minority groups must also be considered when designing violence prevention interventions. Interventions must match client problems, encourage service use, and encourage community control of those services. 1 table, 3 notes, and 52 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child Sexual Abuse; Domestic assault; Minorities; Minority crime causes; Statistics; Victims of Crime
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