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An exploratory study of women arrested for intimate partner violence: violent women or violent resistance?
J Interpers Violence. 2007 Jun; 22(6):753-74.JI

Abstract

With the advent of mandatory and pro-arrest laws for incidents of intimate partner violence, there has been an increase in the number of women arrested for domestic violence. Several explanations are posed in the literature that attempt to explain such a rise, including the hypothesis that women are being arrested not for offensive violence but rather for defensive violence. Few studies, however, have used empirical data to support such arguments. This exploratory study examines the characteristics of women arrested for intimate personal violence. Particular attention is paid to women arrested with their partner (i.e., dual arrestees) and the contextual characteristics of dual arrestee incidents. Important differences are uncovered in the context and consequences of arrest for dual arrestees (n = 21) compared to women arrested alone as the offender (n = 49). Implications of these findings and further research directions are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of North Texas, Texas, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17515434

Citation

Muftić, Lisa R., et al. "An Exploratory Study of Women Arrested for Intimate Partner Violence: Violent Women or Violent Resistance?" Journal of Interpersonal Violence, vol. 22, no. 6, 2007, pp. 753-74.
Muftić LR, Bouffard JA, Bouffard LA. An exploratory study of women arrested for intimate partner violence: violent women or violent resistance? J Interpers Violence. 2007;22(6):753-74.
Muftić, L. R., Bouffard, J. A., & Bouffard, L. A. (2007). An exploratory study of women arrested for intimate partner violence: violent women or violent resistance? Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 22(6), 753-74.
Muftić LR, Bouffard JA, Bouffard LA. An Exploratory Study of Women Arrested for Intimate Partner Violence: Violent Women or Violent Resistance. J Interpers Violence. 2007;22(6):753-74. PubMed PMID: 17515434.
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TY - JOUR T1 - An exploratory study of women arrested for intimate partner violence: violent women or violent resistance? AU - Muftić,Lisa R, AU - Bouffard,Jeffrey A, AU - Bouffard,Leana Allen, PY - 2007/5/23/pubmed PY - 2007/6/27/medline PY - 2007/5/23/entrez SP - 753 EP - 74 JF - Journal of interpersonal violence JO - J Interpers Violence VL - 22 IS - 6 N2 - With the advent of mandatory and pro-arrest laws for incidents of intimate partner violence, there has been an increase in the number of women arrested for domestic violence. Several explanations are posed in the literature that attempt to explain such a rise, including the hypothesis that women are being arrested not for offensive violence but rather for defensive violence. Few studies, however, have used empirical data to support such arguments. This exploratory study examines the characteristics of women arrested for intimate personal violence. Particular attention is paid to women arrested with their partner (i.e., dual arrestees) and the contextual characteristics of dual arrestee incidents. Important differences are uncovered in the context and consequences of arrest for dual arrestees (n = 21) compared to women arrested alone as the offender (n = 49). Implications of these findings and further research directions are discussed. SN - 0886-2605 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17515434/An_exploratory_study_of_women_arrested_for_intimate_partner_violence:_violent_women_or_violent_resistance L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0886260507300756?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -