Understanding the Change in Male and Female Intimate Partner Homicide Over Time: A Policy-and Theory-Relevant Investigation
Abbreviated Journal Title
homicide; intimate partner; structural analysis; change models; vicimization; domestic violence services; gendered violence; CRIME VICTIMIZATION SURVEY; US CITIES; GENDER INEQUALITY; VIOLENT CRIME; RATES; TRENDS; FAMILY; MARGINALIZATION; LIBERATION; PATTERNS; Criminology & Penology
Research on intimate partner homicide has increased along with public awareness and policy responses toward domestic violence. The current study addresses the decline in gender-specific intimate partner homicides during a time marked by significant transformations in domestic violence legislation, including the enactment of the 1994 Violence Against Women's Act. In an attempt to account for changes in intimate partner homicide during this time period, we examine the exposure reducing potential of domesticity, domestic violence resources, and females' economic status, while also acknowledging their possible backlash/retaliation effects when accounting for inequalities in the economic statuses of males and females. By incorporating a pooled time-series design to model change, our research reveals changes between 1990 and 2000 in key theoretical predictors of domesticity, domestic violence resources, and economic deprivation significantly influence the trends in male-victim intimate partner homicide, but not female-victim intimate partner homicide for a large sample of 178 urban cities.
"Understanding the Change in Male and Female Intimate Partner Homicide Over Time: A Policy-and Theory-Relevant Investigation" (2012). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 3178.