Comparing the social service utilization, exposure to violence, and trauma symptomology of domestic violence female "victims" and female "batterers"
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Fam. Violence
domestic violence; batterer intervention; victims; trauma; FAMILY VIOLENCE; SELF-ESTEEM; WOMEN; IMPACT; ARREST; Psychology, Clinical; Family Studies
Although some authors have suggested that women "batterers" may really, be self-defending victims, to date, no research has been initiated to empirically support this assertion. This paper describes the design and outcomes of a research project that investigated the similarities and differences between women adjudicated as domestic violence "batterers" and women identified as domestic violence "victims." Findings indicated group similarities in the areas of exposure to violence and social service utilization. Although both groups reported high levels of trauma symptomology, "victim " scores were significantly higher.
Journal of Family Violence
"Comparing the social service utilization, exposure to violence, and trauma symptomology of domestic violence female "victims" and female "batterers"" (2001). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 2889.