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Partner violence among a sample of police detainees [electronic resource] / Jenny Mouzos and Lance Smith
Bib ID 5714968
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Mouzos, Jenny
 
Online Access
Online Versions
Description Canberra : Australian Institute of Criminology, 2007 
6 p. 
ISBN 9781921185410
Series

Trends and issues in crime and criminal justice (Online) ; no. 337.

PANDORA electronic collection.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. Address as at 21/09/2011: http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current%20series/tandi/321-340/tandi337.aspx. 

Summary

Using data from the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program, this paper explores involvement in intimate partner violence, and provides first-time results from face-to-face interviews with a group of 1,597 police detainees. The study found that the levels of intimate partner violence are much higher among this group (49%) than is found from general population surveys. More than two-thirds of the detainees who were involved in partner violence reported being both a victim and a perpetrator in the past 12 months. This is consistent with other criminological research that finds that a large proportion of offenders often report having been victims of crime. Factors found to be significant risk markers for detainees' involvement in partner violence included prior arrest, drug and alcohol dependency, having dependent children, and experiencing physical abuse as a child. Although a greater percentage of female than male detainees reported being involved in partner violence, once these other risk factors were controlled for, gender was not found to be a significant risk marker among this sample. The paper discusses the policy implications of the findings, particularly the need for early intervention with at-risk families and where drug and alcohol dependency issues are emerging.

Notes

Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 21, 2011)

"May 2007".

Includes bibliographical references (p. 6)

Text.

Also available in print.

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Subjects Family violence -- Australia -- Statistics.  |  Victims of family violence -- Australia -- Statistics.  |  Domestic violence  |  Sex differences  |  Prisoners  |  Drug use and abuse  |  Statistics
Other authors/contributors Smith, Lance  |  Australian Institute of Criminology
Terms of Use Australian Institute of Criminology 2007. 

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