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NCJ Number: 228309 Find in a Library
Title: Commentary on Curry et al.'s Safer and Stronger Program and Suggestions for Future Methodological Research
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:15  Issue:9  Dated:September 2009  Pages:1026-1034
Author(s): Bonnie S. Fisher
Date Published: September 2009
Page Count: 9
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the development of measures for assessing violence against disabled and deaf women, the Safer and Stronger Program (SSP), and provides direction for further development of standard assessment tools.
Abstract: The Safer and Stronger Program (SSP) advances the development of a valid and reliable assessment tool that covers a wide range of disability-specific abuses and different perpetrator risk characteristics. This work provides a foundation from which researchers can refine and improve their SSP items and further test and increase the validity and reliability of SSP. Future research should focus upon the amount, or repeated nature of abuse, the specific types of abuse encountered by respondents, and the specific category of fear of abuse. Further research into the perpetrators of abuse against disabled and deaf women is also recommended, to define the relationship of perpetrators, or whether multiple perpetrators are involved in incidents of abuse. References
Main Term(s): Abused women; Persons with Disabilities
Index Term(s): Cause removal crime prevention; Crime prevention education; Crime prevention training; Female victims; Innocent victims; Sexual assault victims; Victimization risk; Violence prevention
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