Title

Intimate Partner Violence Among Hispanic Females

Department

Sociology & Criminal Justice

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2004

Abstract

Intimate partner violence poses a major public health and social problem with serious criminal justice, health and social-related consequences. However, little is known about the etiology of intimate partner violence among young people, especially minority youth. Using the Hispanic Stress Inventory, we examine intimate partner violence among Hispanics, particularly Mexican American adolescent females. Understanding and identifying issues related to intimate partner violence is crucial for developing and implementing effective policies and programs encompassing both public health and criminal justice approaches specific to this rapidly growing population of young people.

Journal

Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice

Journal ISSN

1537-7938

Volume

2

Issue

1

First Page

67

Last Page

89

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1300/J222v02n01_05