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Sharing anonymized hospital data prevents violence
Combining information from hospitals and police can prevent violence and make communities safer, according to a study published on bmj.com today. (2011-06-16)

Teens who witness or experience violence at home take risks with sex
Teen-age girls are three times more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior if they live in a family afflicted by physical violence - whether they are victims of abuse or witness it between parents, according to a new study by Brown sociologists. (2002-10-16)

For family violence among adolescents, mattering matters
Teens and adolescents who believe that they matter to their family -- that is, they feel the make a difference in the family's daily doings -- are significantly less likely to threaten or engage in family violence, according to a new study by Brown sociologist Gregory Elliott. The findings are published in the Journal of Family Issues. (2011-04-18)

Women worldwide more at risk of violence from an intimate partner than from other people
Worldwide, women, unlike men, are at most risk of violence from an intimate partner than from other perpetrators, according to an Article in this week's issue of the Lancet. In 13 of the 15 study sites, more than a quarter of women reported physical or sexual partner violence, or both, at least once in their lives. In all but one setting women were at far greater risk of violence by a partner than from violence by other people. (2006-10-05)

There's an adult version of shaken baby syndrome in domestic violence
Adults are likely to have their own version of the shaken baby syndrome, in cases of domestic violence, confirms a study in the Journal of Accident and Emergency Medicine. Shaken baby syndrome describes the forceful and repeated shaking of babies and very young children. It is usually defined by bleeding into the eyes, swelling or clots in the brain, and bruising on the upper arms. (2000-02-23)

After the shooting, political violence lives on in kids' behavior problems
Even short-term exposure to political violence may have long-lasting effects on children's adjustment and behavior, says a new study by a team of researchers from Kenya, Italy and the United States. (2013-07-01)

Violence against women
This week marks the start of a new Lancet series-Violence against Women. Over the next six weeks, the series will discuss current challenges and debates on violence against women and the implications for public health. (2002-04-04)

Researchers reveal that not all violent acts are equal
People from different nationalities make similar judgements and decisions about the severity of different violent acts -- a finding that could help international organisations, such as the UN and World Health Organisation to better manage crime and violent behaviour -- according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). (2017-01-12)

People with mental disorders more likely to have experienced domestic violence
Men and women with mental health disorders, across all diagnoses, are more likely to have experienced domestic violence than the general population, according to new research from King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry, in collaboration with the University of Bristol. (2012-12-26)

Intensive treatment does not reduce violence in psychotic patients
Increasing the intensity of treatment does not reduce the level of violence in patients with severe mental illness, concludes a study in this week's BMJ. (2001-11-08)

Study shows mentally ill more likely to be victims, not perpetrators, of violence
New research shows that almost one-third of adults with mental illness are likely to be victims of violence within a six-month period, and that adults with mental illness who commit violence are most likely to do so in residential settings. The study also finds a strong correlation between being a victim of violence and committing a violent act. (2014-02-25)

Tampon makers could help reduce violence against women
Manufacturers of feminine hygiene products, including tampons and sanitary products, could dedicate a part of their revenues to support public health programmes that prevent violence against women, argues an expert in The BMJ this week. (2016-06-28)

Why are some young victims of domestic violence resilient?
A longitudinal study of American children finds that children who witnessed domestic violence against their mothers were almost four times more likely than other children to develop emotional or behavioral problems. The study also finds that more than half of the children exposed to violence adapted well, at least in part because of their easy-going natures and the mental health of their mothers. (2009-04-29)

Words Can Hurt -- Women Who Are Physically Or Verbally Abused More Likely To Suffer Health Problems
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Employment status has no bearing on domestic violence
Being out of work does not increase the likelihood of violent rows between couples.But excessive drinking in or out of work, does. (2001-02-12)

Institute explores intimate partner violence across generations
Most parents who experienced intimate partner violence had children that grew to face violence in their own adult relationships, according to a study published by the Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University. (2013-10-30)

Male college students also victims of violence at girlfriends' hands
Kansas State University expert on intimate partner violence Sandra Stith and a K-State research team are looking at the impact that being a victim of violence has on male versus female college students in heterosexual relationships. Stith and a former student published research that found the biggest predictor of whether male and female college students would use violence against a partner was whether the partner was violent toward them. (2010-02-12)

Violence against women impairs children's health
Violence against women in a family also has serious consequences for the children's growth, health, and survival. Kajsa ├ůsling Monemi from Uppsala University has studied women and their children in Bangladesh and Nicaragua and shows, among other things, that children whose mothers are exposed to violence grow less and are sick more often than other children. (2008-09-11)

Emergency departments can help tackle community violence
Injury data derived from hospital emergency departments will be shared with the police as part of new government proposals to help tackle community violence. This week's BMJ looks at how a medical perspective of violence, combined with the traditional police perspective, has already begun to reap rich rewards. (2000-12-14)

Video games depict religion as violent, problematized, MU study shows
Greg Perreault, a doctoral student in the University of Missouri School of Journalism, found that the many newer-generation video games equate religion with violence in the game narratives. (2012-02-27)

Combined intimate partner violence that includes sexual violence is common & more damaging
Women who experience sexual violence combined with other forms of intimate partner violence suffer greater damage to their health and are much more likely to attempt suicide, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care published in the International Journal of Epidemiology today [12 November 2020]. (2020-11-12)

Women raised in poor neighborhoods face an increased risk of intimate partner violence
Women who spend longer periods of their early lives in less affluent neighbourhoods are at greater risk of experiencing violence during their early adulthoods at the hands of their intimate partners, finds a new study published in Epidemiology. (2019-11-21)

Violent boys in unsafe conditions less prone to depression
Violent adolescent boys in neighborhoods where they routinely witness violence tend to be less depressed than other violent youths, says a new study by Raymond Swisher of Cornell University and former student Robert D. Latzman. The study is published in the Journal of Community Psychology (33: 355-371, May 2005). (2005-06-20)

Psychopathy increases risk of violence in romantic relationships
People with higher levels of psychopathic tendencies are more likely to assault their romantic partners. They are also more likely to drink alcohol, a UBC study has found. The study, which was conducted at UBC's Okanagan campus, involved looking at data and police reports involving 700 US civil psychiatric patients in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as well as 870 students at UBC's campus in Kelowna, BC. (2016-10-27)

Victims of violence stop breastfeeding sooner
One in four women who have been victims of violence as adults are at risk of stopping breastfeeding before their baby is four months old. (2016-03-09)

Small towns have highest risk of intimate partner violence
Despite common perceptions that big cities have more violence, women living in small towns are most at risk of violence from current or former partners. The study analyzed the responses of more than 570,000 women from the National Crime Victimization Survey from 1994-2015. Women from small towns were 27% more likely to be victims of intimate partner violence than women from the center of big cities and 42% more likely than suburban women. (2020-08-06)

Weak police, strong democracy: civic ritual and performative peace in contemporary Taiwan
Looking at a case study of Taiwanese police interacting with a powerful local union, the author explores ''weak policing.'' (2020-12-01)

Witnessing violence in high school as bad as being bullied
Over the long term, being a bystander of high-school violence can be as damaging to mental health as being directly bullied, a new study finds. (2018-09-17)

In Northern Ireland, political violence harms youths through families
A new longitudinal study of neighborhoods in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has found that political violence affects children by upsetting the ways their families function, resulting in behavior problems and mental health symptoms among the youths over extended periods of time. Researchers gathered data through annual surveys of mothers and children, and through recording the number of politically motivated deaths in families' neighborhoods as an index of political violence. (2012-02-08)

In video games, not all mayhem is created equal
New research by Iowa State University researchers shows that rewarded violence in video games increases hostility and aggressive thinking and behavior. Violent behavior punished in the context of a video game increases hostility to the same degree, but affects aggressive thoughts and behavior less. (2005-12-01)

Couples' Attachment Style May Help Determine Male Violence
The combination of an insecure man with a dismissive woman may make domestic violence more likely in a relationship, new research suggests. Researchers studied 149 couples to see how the way each individual thought about and responded to their partner -- was related to violence by men against their wives. (1999-02-01)

Gratuitous Media Violence Can Increase Violent Responses To Provocation, Acceptance Of Violence, Studies Show
Two studies show that prolonged exposure to gratuitous violence in the media can escalate subsequent hostile behaviors and, among some viewers, foster greater acceptance of violence as a means of conflict resolution. (1999-04-26)

Childhood adversities, including witnessing parental domestic violence, linked to later migraines
Adults who were exposed to childhood adversity, including witnessing parental domestic violence, childhood physical and sexual abuse have higher odds of experiencing migraine headaches in adulthood, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto. (2015-06-24)

Parental involvement, social understanding, protect teens from violence
Parental involvement and social understanding (thinking about social interactions in a non-hostile way) can create resilient teenagers who avoid violent behavior despite living in a dangerous neighborhood. This survey of 1,599 adolescents in a large northeastern urban public school system serving mostly low-income and minority families showed that girls and boys differ in what influences them to avoid violent behavior. These findings show the necessity of gender-based violence prevention efforts in communities. (2005-07-14)

Link found between intimate partner violence and termination of pregnancy
Intimate partner violence in women (sometimes referred to as domestic violence) is linked to termination of pregnancy, according to a study by UK researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study, led by Susan Bewley from Kings College London, also found that intimate partner violence was linked to a women's partner not knowing about the termination of pregnancy. (2014-01-07)

CWRU study finds babies witnessing violence show aggression later in school
Aggression in school-age children may have its origins in children 3 years old and younger who witnessed violence between their mothers and partners, according to a new Case Western Reserve University study. (2013-06-17)

Police violence takes 'substantial' toll on youth and people of color
Police violence in the US is taking a 'substantial' toll on youth and people of colour, indicates research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2018-05-07)

Huddersfield researcher publishes a study of psychopathy and criminal behavior
Dr Boduszek has published a critical review of psychopathy literature, with a particular focus on recent research examining the relationship between psychopathy and various forms of criminal behavior. (2013-06-18)

UNC study: Mental illness by itself does not predict future violent behavior
People with mental illness alone are no more likely than anyone else to commit acts of violence, a new study by UNC researchers concludes. But mental illness combined with substance abuse or dependence elevates the risk for future violence. (2009-02-02)

Criticism of violent video games has decreased as technology has improved, gamers age
Greg Perreault, a doctoral student at the MU School of Journalism, found that journalists from GamePro expressed a considerable amount of concern about the level of violence in the game software companies were creating in the early 1990s, when video game design was limited by technology. (2014-04-02)

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