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NCJ Number: 229800 Find in a Library
Title: Three Patterns of Domestic Violence in Households: Single Victimization, Repeat Victimization, and Co-Occurring Victimization
Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:25  Issue:2  Dated:February 2010  Pages:107-122
Author(s): Wendi E. Goodlin; Christopher S. Dunn
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 16
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the effects of different family characteristics on three different patterns of family violence using data from the National Crime Victimization Survey.
Abstract: Using National Crime Victimization Survey data (1992-2004), this study analyzed the effects of household variables, victim characteristics, and incident characteristics on three household family violence patterns (single victimization, repeat victimization and co-occurrence). Eighty percent of family violence households experienced one victimization; 15 percent experienced repeat victimization; 5 percent experienced co-occurrence. The total number of people in the household was positively related to multiple violent victimization households, especially co-occurrence households. Victims with less than a high school education (compared to victims with a high school education) had significantly higher odds of living in a co-occurrence household versus a repeat victimization household. Victims who experienced threatened attacks compared to completed attacks with no injury had higher odds of living in single victimization or repeat victimization households but had lower odds of living in co-occurrence households. Respondents victimized by ex-spouses, parents/stepparents, siblings, and other relatives had consistently higher odds of living in co-occurrence households versus repeat victimization households compared to those victimized by spouses. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Domestic relations; Domestic violence causes; Family offenses; Marital problems; Spouse abuse causes; Victim-offender relationships
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