Intimate Partner Violence Among Hispanic Females
Sociology and Criminal Justice
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 of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Petersen, R. D., and Valdez, A. (2004). Intimate partner violence among Hispanic females. Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 2(1&2), 67-89.