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NCJ Number: 230230 Find in a Library
Title: Gender Differences in the Nature of the Intimate Partner Violence and Effects of Perpetrator Arrest on Revictimization
Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:25  Issue:4  Dated:May 2010  Pages:393-400
Author(s): Hyunkag Cho; Dina J. Wilke
Date Published: May 2010
Page Count: 8
Document: PDF
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the existence and extent of gender differences regarding the perpetration of intimate partner violence.
Abstract: The majority of research on intimate partner violence (IPV) has addressed male-to-female violence, although a small but growing body of literature has developed that explores males victimized by female partners. This study used data from the National Crime Victimization Survey from 1987 to 2003 to examine male victimization by comparing the nature of violence to female victimization and by exploring the effect of perpetrator arrest on preventing revictimization. The sample was comprised of 2,462 female and 298 male victims. Study variables included gender, arrest, revictimization, type of violence, injury, and use of a weapon. Results showed that men were victimized by IPV less frequently than women and received fewer injuries, although they were more likely to experience more severe violence. Police arrested female perpetrators, but generally only if injury was involved; however, arrest did not reduce male victims' chance of revictimization. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Abused women; Battered husbands; Battered wives; Domestic relations; Domestic violence causes; Gender issues; Male survivors; Multiple victimization; Victimization risk; Violent women
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