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ERIC Number: EJ885341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 81
ISSN: ISSN-0011-1287
Risky Relationships? Assortative Mating and Women's Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence
Carbone-Lopez, Kristin; Kruttschnitt, Candace
Crime & Delinquency, v56 n3 p358-384 2010
Research indicates that female offenders are far more likely to have experienced intimate partner violence than women in the general population. Despite extensive research on women's pathways into offending, very little is known about why these women are at increased risk for partner violence. The authors use data from a sample of incarcerated women to explore various explanations for this association, paying particular attention to assortative mating patterns and the role of lifestyle. Findings indicate that, net of other risk factors, relationships with criminally involved partners increase women's risks of victimization. Such findings have implications for assortative mating theory, the study of female offenders, and studies of the community-level impact of incarceration. (Contains 2 tables and 16 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Conflict Tactics Scale