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11/11/2010 1 Sociology of the Family Prof. Mouzon Family Violence 1 “People are more likely to be killed, physically assaulted, sexually victimized, hit, beat up, slapped, or spanked in their own homes by other family members than anywhere else, or by anyone else, in our society” (Gelles, 1995:450). 2 With the exception of the police and the military, the family is perhaps the most violent social group, and the home the most violent social setting, in our society Prevalence of Family Violence in U.S. 3 _________ women are raped and/or physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually. There are between 800,000-900,000 cases of ______________ annually. There are roughly _______ cases of elder abuse and/or neglect within residential settings annually. 1 in ____ murders involve family members.
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11/11/2010 2 Overview of Family Violence in the U.S. 4 Highest level of violence vs. other advanced industrial nations. Why? Poverty distribution Fewer government benefits for poor High levels of economic and race/ethnic inequality Violence in the media Overview of Family Violence in the U.S. 5 Highest level of violence vs. other advanced industrial nations. Why? (cont’d) Institutionally-sanctioned violence Marital violence Gun ownership Corporal punishment (parents children, teachers children) Sports in school Religion Social organization of families (3 factors) Intimate Partner Violence 6 Includes rape, physical assault, and stalking perpetrated by current/former spouses, cohabiting partners, and dating partners Conflicting findings/statistics. Why? Annual rates by gender Gender differences in frequency and type of assault
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11/11/2010 3 Estimates of Violence Against Women 7 ___ % of women report being physically assaulted at least once in the past. Women are the victims in ___ to ___ spousal homicides.
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 920:272 taught by Professor Mouzon during the Fall '09 term at Rutgers.

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