Research, geography, and intimate partner violence


Airing Saturday, February 23, at 11 AM Pacific Time

Available after through the archive at www.blogtalkradio.com/3women3ways.


Research is important, but so is perfecting research. Especially in the areas of Intimate Partner Violence. 

We usually see geographic differences (if addressed at all) as reflecting urban, suburban and rural areas. But two IPV researchers started seeing some problems with that and decided to get to the bottom of it. 

They sifted through the National Crime Victimization Survey data to better understand how settlement types impacts the type of violence against women. What they found is that using three geographic designations only gives a very imperfect reflection of violence against women.

Kathryn DuBois is an Associate Professor at Washington State University Vancouver.  Beginning with research toward a Ph.D. in Criminology from Simon Fraser University on alcohol and violence among the Inuit of the eastern Canadian arctic, and has developed expertise in several areas including victimology, violence against women, rural violence, and public health approaches to alcohol regulation.  

Callie Marie Rennison earned her Ph.D. in 1997 in political science from the University of Houston, University Park, where she also received a B.S. in psychology, M.A. in sociology, and M.A. in political science. In 2016, she was awarded the Bonnie S. Fisher Victimology Career Award from the Division of Victimology in the American Society of Criminology. She has also served on a National Academies Committee examining domestic sex trafficking of minors in the United States and was a Senior Researcher at the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Join us as Rennison and DuBois share the findings from their research and how those findings can change our understanding of violence against women.

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