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NCJ Number: 229389 Find in a Library
Title: Women's Use of Intimate Partner Violence Against Men: Prevalence, Implications, and Consequences
Journal: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma  Volume:18  Issue:6  Dated:September 2009  Pages:572-586
Author(s): Denise A. Hines; Emily M. Douglass
Date Published: September 2009
Page Count: 15
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines the extent to which women use intimate partner violence (IPV) against male partners.
Abstract: Findings suggest that women use IPV against their male partners, and evidence also suggests that criminal justice and social service agencies are unsure of how to respond to or provide services to female perpetrators or male victims. Given the potentially serious physical and mental health consequences this can have, particularly for victims, there are compelling reasons why research in this area needs to move beyond the argument over who perpetrates more IPV and who suffers more as a consequence of IPV. The majority of research on men who sustain IPV makes these comparisons, and because the prevalence of male victimization may be lower and the injuries and mental health consequences to male victims may be less widespread or severe on average, the very severe consequences suffered by many men who sustain IPV have been largely overlooked. References
Main Term(s): Female inmates; Violent inmates
Index Term(s): Criminal justice system reform; Female offenders; Male survivors; Social service agencies
Note: For related articles in this special issue see NCJ-229387-88 and NCJ-229390-93.
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