Intimate Partner Violence and the LGBT+ Community

Understanding Power Dynamics

Editors: Russell, Brenda (Ed.)

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  • Incorporates criminal justice and policy implications of intimate partner violence in sexual minority relationships
    Discusses the psychological effects of intimate partner violence
    Addresses the debates between feminism and gender symmetry in IPV and provides theoretical debates about the driving factors of IPV among sexual minorities

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Intimate Partner Violence is a serious social problem affecting millions in the United States and worldwide. The image of violence enacted by a male aggressor to a female victim dominates public perceptions of intimate partner violence (IPV). This volume examines how this heteronormativity influences reporting and responding to partner violence when those involved do not fit the stereotype of a typical victim of IPV. Research and theory have helped us to understand power dynamics about heterosexual IPV; this book encourages greater attention to the unique issues and power dynamics of IPV in sexual minority populations. Divided into five distinct sections, chapters address research and theories associated with IPV, examining the similarities and differences of IPV within heterosexual and gender minority relationships.

 Among the topics discussed:

  • Research methodology and scope of the problem
  • Primary prevention and intervention of IPV among sexual and gender minorities
  • Barriers to help-seeking among various populations
  • Promoting outreach and advocacy
  • Criminal justice response to IPV

With recommendations for intervention and prevention, criminal justice response and policy, Intimate Partner Violence and the LGBT+ Community: Understanding Power Dynamics will be of use to students, researchers, and practitioners of psychology, criminal justice, and public policy.  

                                                                                


About the authors

Dr. Brenda Russell is a Professor of Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University, Berks. Her scholarly interests include psychology and law, perceptions of victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, homicide defendants, and the social psychological and cognitive aspects of jury decision making. She is particularly interested in how gender and sexual orientation play a role in evaluating and responding to perpetrators and victims in cases of intimate partner violence, rape, sexual coercion, and sexual harassment. She is a fellow at the Midwestern Psychological Association and received the Eisenhower Award for distinguished teaching at Penn State University. Dr. Russell also provides expert testimony in homicide cases and serves as consultant and program evaluator for various federal and state educational, law enforcement, justice, and treatment programs.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: A Call to Action

    Pages 3-9

    Russell, Brenda

  • Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ Individuals: An Intersectional Approach

    Pages 11-36

    Etaugh, Claire

  • On the Importance of Feminist Theories: Gender, Race, Sexuality and IPV

    Pages 37-52

    Cannon, Clare

  • Identifying Influences on Interpersonal Violence in LGBTQ Relationships Through an Ecological Framework: A Synthesis of the Literature

    Pages 53-67

    Brubaker, Sarah Jane

  • Who’s the Victim Here? The Role of Gender, Social Norms, and Heteronormativity in the IPV Gender Symmetry Debate

    Pages 69-88

    Little, Betsi

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intimate Partner Violence and the LGBT+ Community
Book Subtitle
Understanding Power Dynamics
Editors
  • Brenda Russell
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-44762-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-44762-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-44761-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 307
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
Topics