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A Pattern of Violence: Analyzing the Relationship Between Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking

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Abstract:

As the literature on stalking has grown, several studies have proposed a relationship between stalking and intimate partner violence (IPV). This study examines a clinical sample of intimate partner batterers to assess the stalking-related behaviors committed against the participants' intimate partners. The study examined the levels of severity between stalking-related behaviors and IPV, as well as identified differences between batterers who exhibited stalking-related behaviors and those who did not. A significant relationship between stalking-related behavior and IPV was found, with more severe stalking related to higher levels of IPV and more extreme psychopathology.

Keywords: BATTERERS; DOMESTIC ABUSE; DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; PSYCHOPATHOLOGY; STALKING BEHAVIOR

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/0886-6708.26.1.103

Publication date: February 1, 2011

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  • Violence and Victims discusses theory, research, policy, and clinical practice in the area of interpersonal violence and victimization across such disciplines as psychology, sociology, criminology, law, medicine, nursing, psychiatry, and social work.

    The journal's 2012 Impact Factor is 0.981.
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