Neighborhoods and Intimate Partner Violence

Neighborhoods and Intimate Partner Violence

eBook - 2010
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Wright uses data from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods to examine the effects of neighborhood structural characteristics and intervening social mechanisms of collective efficacy, social ties, culture, and disorder on intimate partner violence victimization among females. She finds that partner violence is not solely an individual-level phenomenon and that the mechanisms identified by social disorganization theory appear to explain neighborhood influences on intimate partner violence. In particular, neighborhood concentrated immigration, collective efficacy, social ties.
Publisher: El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2010
ISBN: 9781593326593
Characteristics: 1 online resource (176 pages)


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