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Susan L. Miller

Bio: Susan L. Miller is an academic researcher. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 6 citations.

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22 Sep 2005

6 citations


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TL;DR: Using official reported cases of IPA, this study examines 815 IPA cases of which 13% were female perpetrated in an attempt to clarify gender differences and similarities among male and female offenders beyond prevalence rates.
Abstract: The role of gender in intimate partner abuse (IPA) perpetration and victimization has been debated for the last several decades. Two perspectives have emerged regarding this debate. Researchers from the family violence perspective argue that men and women are violent at near equal rates and call for a reframing of the issue from one of woman battering to one of family violence. In contrast, feminist researchers maintain that men make up the majority of perpetrators and women the majority of victims in cases of intimate partner abuse. While some have put forth arguments explaining these differences, this debate is far from over. Using official reported cases of IPA, this study examines 815 IPA cases of which 13% were female perpetrated in an attempt to clarify gender differences and similarities among male and female offenders beyond prevalence rates. Special attention is paid to contextual differences and similarities and implications this research has for future research and policy.

49 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors examined gendered effects of situational couple violence on outcomes using longitudinal data from the United States National Survey of Family and Households, and found that women exposed to physical SCV are less likely to report good physical health, depression, and fear.
Abstract: Research of intimate partner abuse has not adequately assessed the role of gender in situational couple violence (SCV). This research examines gendered effects of SCV on outcomes using longitudinal data from the United States National Survey of Family and Households. Results show gender asymmetries in physical health, depression, and fear outcomes of respondents exposed to SCV. Women exposed to physical SCV are less likely to report good physical health and more likely to report depression and fear than control-group women. No significant relationships are found for men. Implications suggest inclusion of outcomes when assessing gender symmetry in intimate partner abuse.

26 citations

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TL;DR: Examining 3,078 incidents of intimate partner violence reported to the police in 25 jurisdictions in four states, the authors assess the impact of primary aggressor laws on the likelihood of both single and dual arrest.
Abstract: To combat the concern that mandatory arrest laws have resulted in officers unjustly arresting victims, states have enacted primary aggressor laws. Examining 3,078 incidents of intimate partner violence reported to the police in 25 jurisdictions in four states, the authors assess the impact of primary aggressor laws on the likelihood of both single and dual arrest. While dual arrests were more than twice as likely in a state without a primary arrest statute, an arrest was nearly a third less likely in a state with such a statute. The policy implications are discussed.

17 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors examine the relative contributions of his, her, and their drinking to the likelihood of arrest.
Abstract: The nexus between substance abuse and intimate partner violence has been studied in depth. The interrelationship between drinking, intimate partner violence, and an officer’s decision to make an arrest has not received as much attention. The issue is complicated by the fact that either or both of the involved parties may have been drinking and the effects may vary depending on who has been drinking. In this article, the authors examine the relative contributions of his, her, and their drinking to the likelihood of arrest.

13 citations