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Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Domestic Violence Research

An interesting new NIJ report:

When Violence Hits Home:How Economics and Neighborhood Play a Role

The study asks: "Does intimate partner violence occur more in disadvantaged neighborhoods? Are couples facing job instability or other economic distress more susceptible to intimate violence? Is the combination of individual money problems and living in a tough neighborhood a catalyst for higher levels of violence? An NIJ-sponsored study summarized in this Research in Brief answers yes to all three questions."

The full text is available on line: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/pubs-sum/205004.htm

Jack Chin

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