Context matters : Violence against women and reporting to police in rural, suburban and urban areas

Rennison, Callie Marie, Dragiewicz, Molly, & DeKeseredy, Walter S. (2013) Context matters : Violence against women and reporting to police in rural, suburban and urban areas. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 38(1), pp. 141-159.

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Despite plentiful efforts to identify perpetrator, victim, and incident characteristics correlated with reporting violence against women to police, few studies have addressed the contexts that shape such reporting. Even fewer have examined variations in these contexts across geographic areas. Drawing upon National Crime Victimization Survey data from 1992 through 2009, this paper uses conjunctive analysis of case configurations to identify and investigate the dominant situational contexts of reporting of violence against women to police across rural, suburban, and urban areas. Our findings show that context matters and the importance of incident, perpetrator, and victim characteristics vary across geographic areas.

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ID Code: 63790
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1007/s12103-012-9164-4
ISSN: 1936-1351
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
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 Southern Criminal Justice Association
Deposited On: 28 Oct 2013 22:55
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2013 21:51

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