Racial/ethnic variations in violence against women : Urban, suburban and rural differences

DeKeseredy, Walter S., Dragiewicz, Molly, & Rennison, Callie Marie (2012) Racial/ethnic variations in violence against women : Urban, suburban and rural differences. International Journal of Rural Criminology, 1(2), pp. 184-202.

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A large literature shows that violence against women in intimate relationships varies across racial/ethnic groups. However, it is unclear whether such variations differ across urban, suburban, and rural areas. The main objective of this article is to examine this issue using 1992 to 2009 National Crime Victimization Survey data. We also test the hypothesis that racial/ethnic minority women living in rural areas are more likely to be assaulted by their current and former intimate partners than are their urban and suburban counterparts. Contrary to expectations, results indicated virtually no differences in the rates at which urban, suburban, and rural racial/ethnic minority females were victims of intimate violence. The results indicate the great need of additional research into this important topic.

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ID Code: 61739
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: criminology, violence against women, domestic violence, urban, rural
ISSN: 1835-6672
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 08 Aug 2013 22:27
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2013 21:24

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