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NCJ Number: 230089 Find in a Library
Title: Role of Substance Use by Both Perpetrators and Victims in Intimate Partner Violence Outcomes
Journal: Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions  Volume:10  Issue:1  Dated:January-March 2010  Pages:3-24
Author(s): Hee Yun Lee, Ph.D.; Eunsu Ju, Ph.D.; Elizabeth B. Lightfoot, Ph.D.
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Los Altos, CA 94022
University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station
St Paul, MN 55108
Grant Number: MIN-55-019
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examines the association of both perpetrators' and victims' substance use in the occurrence of intimate partner violence (IPV).
Abstract: There is considerable evidence linking perpetrators' substance use with unfavorable outcomes among victims of intimate partner violence. Little is known, however, about the relationship between substance use by both the perpetrators and the victims and the victims' outcomes. Using interview data from 117 women who have experienced abuse by their partners, this study examines the association of both perpetrators' and victims' substance use with victim outcomes through a series of hierarchical multiple regressions. Substance use by both perpetrators and victims was not significantly related to increased risk of victims' physical injuries, but was significantly associated with poorer victim functionality after an intimate partner violence incident. Tables, references, and appendixes (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Drug Related Crime
Index Term(s): Abusing spouses; Alcohol abuse; Alcohol-crime relationship; Domestic assault; Domestic violence causes; Victim crime precipitation
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