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The link between community-based violence and intimate partner violence: the effect of crime and male aggression on intimate partner violence against women

Kiss, Ligia, Schraiber, Lilia Blima, Hossain, Mazeda, Watts, Charlotte and Zimmerman, Cathy (2015) The link between community-based violence and intimate partner violence: the effect of crime and male aggression on intimate partner violence against women. Prevention Science, 16 (6). 881 - 889. ISSN 1573-6695

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Identification Number: 10.1007/s11121-015-0567-6

Abstract

Both intimate partner violence (IPV) and community violence are prevalent globally, and each is associated with serious health consequences. However, little is known about their potential links or the possible benefits of coordinated prevention strategies. Using aggregated data on community violence from the São Paulo State Security Department (INFOCRIM) merged with WHO multi-country study on women’s health and domestic violence data, random intercept models were created to assess the effect of crime on women’s probability of experiencing IPV. The association between IPV and male aggression (measured by women’s reports of their partner’s fights with other men) was examined using logistic regression models. We found little variation in the likelihood of male IPV perpetration related to neighborhood crime level but did find an increased likelihood of IPV experiences among women whose partners were involved in male-to-male violence. Emerging evidence on violence prevention has suggested some promising avenues for primary prevention that address common risk factors for both perpetration of IPV and male interpersonal violence. Strategies such as early identification and effective treatment of emotional disorders, alcohol abuse prevention and treatment, complex community-based interventions to change gender social norms and social marketing campaigns designed to modify social and cultural norms that support violence may work to prevent simultaneously male-on-male aggression and IPV. Future evaluations of these prevention strategies should simultaneously assess the impact of interventions on IPV and male interpersonal aggression.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Divisions: IGA: Centre for Women Peace and Security
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2019 14:00
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2020 02:52
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/101633

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