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ERIC Number: EJ792642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Women Arrested for Partner Violence and Substance Use: An Exploration of Discrepancies in the Literature
Simmons, Catherine A.; Lehmann, Peter; Cobb, Norman
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v23 n6 p707-727 2008
Discrepancies exist in research examining substance problems within groups of women arrested for intimate partner violence (IPV). In some studies women IPV arrestees have been found to be at high risk for substance-related problems, whereas in others they are found to be at low risk for substance-related problems. The current study explores these discrepancies then compares a sample of women court ordered to a domestic violence diversion program (n = 78) to a matched sample of men (n = 78) in the same program using police report information, self-report measures, the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory-3, and the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III alcohol and drug subscales. Women IPV arrestees had a low occurrence of substance use during the arresting incident, a low incidence of substance-related diagnoses, and fewer substance-related problems than did men IPV arrestees. However, women demonstrated personality structures susceptible to nondiagnosable, hazardous drinking patterns. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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