Controversies in Victimology by Laura J. Moriarty

By Laura J. Moriarty

Controversies in Victimology beneficial properties unique works of famous students and practitioners, aiming to make clear the debates over, the media realization on, and the psychology in the back of victimization. This e-book discusses the controversies from either side of the controversy, and makes an attempt to reconcile the problems with a view to circulation the sphere forward.Organized round topical components, concentrating on 10 particular concerns. educational specialists and execs in diversified fields research arguable concerns.

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Similarly, it has been estimated that 25 percent to 30 percent of heterosexuals have been in a physically abusive relationship (Koss, 1990; Straus, 1993; Straus & Gelles, 1980). A more recent study actually found higher rates of intimate-partner violence among same-sex couples than heterosexual couples (Cameron, 2003). SAME-SEX INTIMATE-PARTNER VIOLENCE – LIFTING THE VEIL OF DENIAL Heterosexual versus Same-Sex Intimate-Partner Violence By all accounts the types of abuse are similar for both heterosexual and same-sex victims of intimate-partner violence.

This in turn limited the generalizability of the findings. Some of the methods that were employed to generate data on same-sex battering included: (1) advertising in gay publications; (2) surveying individuals at gay identified events or locations such as pride or a gay 39 40 CONTROVERSIES IN VICTIMOLOGY bar; (3) recruiting participants through gay social service organizations; and (4) snowballing sampling methods. However, participants secured through the aforementioned sampling techniques were not necessarily representative of the gay community.

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