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NCJ Number: 230250 Find in a Library
Title: At the Intersection of Interpersonal Violence, Masculinity, and Alcohol Use: The Experiences of Heterosexual Male Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:16  Issue:4  Dated:April 2010  Pages:387-409
Author(s): Robert L. Peralta; Lori A. Tuttle; Jennifer L. Steele
Date Published: April 2010
Page Count: 23
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study centers on male perpetrator perceptions of alcohol-related intimate partner violence (IPV) and interpersonal violence and analyzed their experiences to further theoretical contributions to violence research.
Abstract: This article examines the relationship between violence, masculinity, and alcohol use among heterosexual, economically disadvantaged, and primarily Black men officially identified as batterers. Violence occurred against intimates and strangers. Alcohol use coupled with violence against intimates and violence against others (e.g., strangers) appeared to be used for masculinity construction. The use of alcohol before and during assaultive behavior combined with the use of violence symbolized dominance and control. This occurred in situations where markers of masculinity were largely absent (e.g., steady employment) in instances of both intimate partner violence and stranger violence. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Violence causes
Index Term(s): Alcohol-crime relationship; Alcohol-Related Offenses; Alcoholic beverage consumption; Dating Violence; Domestic assault; Domestic violence causes; Male offenders; Violence
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