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Domestic Violence: Population-Specific Approaches

In an effort to respond to the diverse experiences of victims and survivors of domestic violence, services must be individualized to meet the unique needs of each population and/or community. The resources included here present a starting point for considering the various issues that impact the lives of victims and survivors in specific populations.

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November 2006
Addresses the relative incidence of male versus female IPV, the relative severity of violence committed by men and women, and the meaning of violent acts, including intentions of each gender and the relationship context in which violence occurs.
Authors: Kerrie James
May 2001
Promotes an understanding of the context in which each act of domestic violence occurs towards ensuring that criminal justice system interventions are effective in holding offenders accountable and protecting victims from harm.
Authors: Loretta Frederick & Julie Tilley
This paper explores claims of gender symmetry in intimate partners' use of violence by reviewing the empirical foundations of the research and critiquing existing sources of data on domestic violence.
Authors: Michael S. Kimmel
This information sheet lists offensive and defensive injuries that are likely to be suffered by victims and offenders of domestic violence.
Authors: Office of Justice Assistance, Wisconsin