Domestic Violence And Rape

Introduction to Domestic Violence and Rape

Domestic violence is a variety of abuse that occurs within the home, between family members or couples. The typical image of domestic violence involves an adult male perpetrator and a female victim, often his wife or girlfriend. However, there are also women perpetrators of domestic violence, and men are sometimes victims. Really, any violence done by any family or group member towards another could qualify.

Domestic Violence and Rape — In The News
Restraining Order Often Costly for Women

FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Asking a judge for a restraining order against an abusive partner can lead to lower earnings for women, a new study suggests. University of Pittsburgh researchers studied the earnings of nearly 4,000 women in Allegheny County, Penn., between January 1995 and December... Read More

Sexual Assault Under-Reported on U.S. College Campuses: Study

MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some U.S. universities and colleges appear to be under-reporting sexual assaults on their campuses, a new study concludes. Researchers looked at data about on-campus sexual assaults reported by 31 large private and public universities and colleges during audits by the federal government... Read More

Fewer Bars and Liquor Stores, Less Domestic Violence: CDC

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Restricting the number of locations where alcohol can be sold in a community may help reduce domestic violence, researchers say. The team at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviewed 16 studies that examined the link between alcohol... Read More

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The Damaging Effects Of Repeated Sexual Victimization

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