Characteristics Related to Protection Order Use Among Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

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Abstract

One increasingly important resource for victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) is domestic violence civil protection orders (POs). Using a transdisciplinary framework, this article critically examines the use of POs by IPV victims seeking shelter services. Previous contact with police and medical professionals are the strongest predictors of having obtained a PO; education level, income, age, race, and having children in the shelter are also significant predictors of having obtained a PO. These findings are discussed in the context of previous research on help-seeking behaviors and the growing body of transdisciplinary research on violence against women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)701-710
Number of pages10
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2012

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Keywords

  • domestic violence
  • intimate partner violence
  • protection order
  • shelter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Law
  • Sociology and Political Science

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Characteristics Related to Protection Order Use Among Victims of Intimate Partner Violence. / Durfee, Alesha; Messing, Jill.

In: Violence Against Women, Vol. 18, No. 6, 06.2012, p. 701-710.

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