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NCJ Number: 228313 Find in a Library
Title: Situating Research on Safety Promoting Behaviors Among Disabled and Deaf Victims of Interpersonal Violence
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:15  Issue:9  Dated:September 2009  Pages:1075-1079
Author(s): Douglas A. Brownridge
Date Published: September 2009
Page Count: 5
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses safety promoting behaviors among women with disabilities and deaf women who are victims of violence, suggesting a need to situate such research within the social context of the disability.
Abstract: In addition to developing scales that can be used to assess dimensions of women's safety behaviors, this article shows that the sampled women with disabilities engaged in a variety of safety-promoting behaviors, and both the experience of abuse and the type of perpetrator tended to relate to safety promoting behaviors of the sampled women with disabilities. The author suggests that the sample of women used in the previous study was gleaned through contact with social service organizations, and may not be fully representative of those women who have not been in contact with such services. Further, since the study did not include a control group of women without disabilities, it does not comport with the principles for empirical study. Nonetheless, the author recognizes the importance of further study and the contribution of previous works on safety promoting behaviors. References
Main Term(s): Persons with Disabilities; Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Attitudes toward victims; Behavior modification; Behavior patterns; Female victims; Individual behavior; Situational crime prevention; Victim attitudes; Victim counseling; Victim program evaluation; Victimization; Victimization risk; Violence prevention
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