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Neighborhood health, social structure and family violence.
Soc Sci Res. 2019 07; 81:12-22.SS

Abstract

Within a large field of family violence research, a slowly growing body of literature has examined community-level variables to explain variation in violence. Studies investigating the role of ecological factors have largely been informed by social disorganization theory. This represents considerable progress, but the community context also includes many ecological factors yet to be considered by studies examining family violence, and as such, successful neighborhood interventions have been limited. Furthermore, few community-level studies have explored whether serious family violence is geographically clustered. The current study used police calls for service data to examine how the health context of a community is associated with family violence. Accounting for spatial dependence, a higher prevalence of self-reported mental illness in a neighborhood related to family violence, although a higher prevalence of physical health difficulties was negatively associated with family violence. These results carry implications that can inform community-based efforts, particularly in economically disadvantaged neighborhood, aimed at reducing family violence.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Rutgers - Camden, 405-407 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ, 08102, USA. Electronic address: Richard.stansfield@rutgers.edu.Rutgers - Camden, 405-407 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ, 08102, USA. Electronic address: Ead149@scarletmail.rutgers.edu.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31130191

Citation

Stansfield, Richard, and Erin Doherty. "Neighborhood Health, Social Structure and Family Violence." Social Science Research, vol. 81, 2019, pp. 12-22.
Stansfield R, Doherty E. Neighborhood health, social structure and family violence. Soc Sci Res. 2019;81:12-22.
Stansfield, R., & Doherty, E. (2019). Neighborhood health, social structure and family violence. Social Science Research, 81, 12-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2019.02.007
Stansfield R, Doherty E. Neighborhood Health, Social Structure and Family Violence. Soc Sci Res. 2019;81:12-22. PubMed PMID: 31130191.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Neighborhood health, social structure and family violence. AU - Stansfield,Richard, AU - Doherty,Erin, Y1 - 2019/02/15/ PY - 2018/06/28/received PY - 2019/01/27/revised PY - 2019/02/12/accepted PY - 2019/5/28/entrez PY - 2019/5/28/pubmed PY - 2019/5/28/medline KW - Disadvantage KW - Family violence KW - Health KW - Strain SP - 12 EP - 22 JF - Social science research JO - Soc Sci Res VL - 81 N2 - Within a large field of family violence research, a slowly growing body of literature has examined community-level variables to explain variation in violence. Studies investigating the role of ecological factors have largely been informed by social disorganization theory. This represents considerable progress, but the community context also includes many ecological factors yet to be considered by studies examining family violence, and as such, successful neighborhood interventions have been limited. Furthermore, few community-level studies have explored whether serious family violence is geographically clustered. The current study used police calls for service data to examine how the health context of a community is associated with family violence. Accounting for spatial dependence, a higher prevalence of self-reported mental illness in a neighborhood related to family violence, although a higher prevalence of physical health difficulties was negatively associated with family violence. These results carry implications that can inform community-based efforts, particularly in economically disadvantaged neighborhood, aimed at reducing family violence. SN - 1096-0317 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31130191/Neighborhood_health,_social_structure_and_family_violence L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0049-089X(18)30515-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -