SIV Reading Guide Exam 2 Part 1
B9 IPV Overview
B8 Sexual Assault
L6 (Koss and Cook)
Barnett, Second, Chapter Nine, IPV Overview, Short
2.How much agreement is there about the definitions of terms like violence,
abuse, and assault-
There is no consensus about the precise meaning of these terms.
3.It is possible to place all acts of IPV on a continuum from
mild to sever
4.For Adams, what in addition to violent assaults does battering include-
and control of the victims
5.What is common couple violence-
relatively infrequent, noninjurious fighting.CCV is
yelling or mild shoving associated with the inevitable conflicts that arise in intimate
6.What are the acronyms, CCV-
common couple violence
national crime victimization survey
7.What are the advantages to using the phrase, “intimate partner violence.”
current; married and unmarried; current and former living together; heterosexual and
same sex; gender neutral
8.Which researcher called attention to rape among intimate partners-
9.What is a significant predictor of femicide-
10.The true amount of IPV is
13.Diane Russell found that
of the women in her community sample were
sexually assaulted by husbands or former husbands.
14.Brownridge and Halli found that IPV rates for cohabitors was
among dating or married couples. Why might that be?
The rationale was that cohabitors
were almost indistinguishable from marrieds.Because data was flawed
15.Racism, xenophobia, classism, language barriers, cultural beliefs have combined to
render IPV invisible in certain segments of the American Population.
18.Is IPV widespread and a concern for disabled women, rural women, and immigrant
19.Immigrants from developing countries have high rates, and male jealousy and
educational disparities are contributing factors. 258
20.”Wife assault” is more likely
to be permitted in societies where men control family
economic resources, where conflicts are solved by means of physical force, and where
women do not have an equal opportunity to divorce.
21.Is research from countries around the world consistent in finding that women are
injured more seriously than men
24.What is the least likely but most feared outcome of domestic assault-
25.When women kill, they most often kill
often kill male intimates
26.Women are more likely to be killed by male intimates than men by their female
partners by a factor of 8 to 1.
27.One estimate of the annual monetary cost of IPV in the US is $6 billion. 262