Women's risk for revictimization by a new abusive partner: for what should we be looking?


 
Author(s)Cole, Jennifer, Logan T.K., and Lisa Shannon
Title Women's risk for revictimization by a new abusive partner: for what should we be looking?
Source Violence and Victims, 2008 Vol 23, Number 3, pp 315-330
Date 2008 
Document type Journal article
Coverage USA
Summary This study had three main goals: to examine the prevalence of lifetime vicitimisation at the first contact point; to examine the prevalence of abuse by a new partner in the 12-month follow up; and the risk and protection factors for women in these circumstances. Study participants were recruited from the court at the time they obtained protective orders. In analysing the results the authors considered a number of factors relevant at the time the initial protective order was taken out, including, sociodemographic factors, earlier victimisation experiences, mental health indicators and stress, social support and social obstruction. The study found that a significant minority of women who ended a violent relationship with one partner subsequently became involved with another abusive partner.
Keywords Victimisation; domestic violence; revictimisation; risk factors
Topic

Revictimisation; Domestic violence