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NCJ Number: 237869 Find in a Library
Title: Does the Situational Couple Violence- Intimate Terrorism Typology Explain Cohabitors’ High Risk of Intimate Partner Violence?
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:25  Issue:7  Dated:July 2010  Pages:1264-1283
Author(s): Douglas A. Brownridge
Date Published: July 2010
Page Count: 20
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined if violence in marital unions is more likely to be intimate terrorism (IT) and if violence in cohabiting unions is more likely to be situational couple violence (SCV).
Abstract: This study examines M. P. Johnson’s assertion that violence in marital unions is more likely to be intimate terrorism (IT) and violence in cohabiting unions is more likely to be situational couple violence (SCV). Having overcome limitations of the data on which Johnson based his assertion, the results show that cohabiting and married victims of violence are equally likely to report experiencing SCV and IT. Moreover, cohabitors have higher odds of experiencing SCV and IT compared to their counterparts living in a marital union. These marital status differences are explained by selection and relationship factors theorized to account for them. Although the SCV— IT typology does appear to shed light on gender differences, the results of this study suggest that, where relevant, researchers using this typology should not neglect risk factors derived from theories for understanding intimate partner violence (IPV). (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Abusing spouses; Females; Situational theory; Victims of violent crime
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