Intimate Partner Violence in the Military: an Investigation of Reporting Crimes to Law Enforcement Officials.

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  • Author(s): Becker, Patricia; Bachman, Ronet
  • Source:
    Journal of Family Violence (J FAM VIOLENCE), May2020; 35(4): 315-324. (10p)
  • Publication Type:
    Article - research, tables/charts
  • Language:
    English
  • Additional Information
    • Affiliation:
      Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice, University of Delaware, 257 E. Main Street Suite 110, 19716, Newark, DE, USA
      Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice, University of Delaware, 335 Smith Hall, 19716, Newark, DE, USA
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Although awareness of intimate partner violence (IPV) has increased, acknowledging that American military members and their families are particularly vulnerable to these forms of violence has been relatively recent. While scholars have shown that victims of IPV are unlikely to report their victimizations to the police (Venema Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31(5), 872–899, 2016), virtually no attempts have been made to explore reporting crimes to the police by those in the military and/or victimized by someone in the military. In this paper, the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data from 1992 to 2016 were used to examine whether incidents of intimate partner violence were less likely to be reported to the police if either the victim and/or offender were active duty military personnel. To ascertain whether military status affected decisions to report for other violent crimes, models predicting the probability of reporting to the police for robbery victimizations were also examined. This research revealed that a military connection significantly decreased the likelihood of IPV being reported compared to the civilian population, however, military status had no effect on the likelihood of robbery victimizations being reported. Results support the contention that the military culture may reduce the likelihood that IPV victimizations will be reported to police compared to their civilian counterparts. Because this was not true for robbery victimizations, policies directed at reducing the reluctance of IPV victims to seek justice through law enforcement channels are needed along with continued efforts to prevent IPV in the military specifically, and within the nation generally.
    • Journal Subset:
      Allied Health; Biomedical; Peer Reviewed; USA
    • ISSN:
      0885-7482
    • MEDLINE Info:
      NLM UID: 8704564
    • Publication Date:
      20200429
    • Publication Date:
      20200507
    • DOI:
      http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10896-019-00091-x
    • Accession Number:
      142908888
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BECKER, P.; BACHMAN, R. Intimate Partner Violence in the Military: an Investigation of Reporting Crimes to Law Enforcement Officials. Journal of Family Violence, [s. l.], v. 35, n. 4, p. 315–324, 2020. DOI 10.1007/s10896-019-00091-x. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=142908888. Acesso em: 6 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Becker P, Bachman R. Intimate Partner Violence in the Military: an Investigation of Reporting Crimes to Law Enforcement Officials. Journal of Family Violence. 2020;35(4):315-324. doi:10.1007/s10896-019-00091-x.
    • AMA11:
      Becker P, Bachman R. Intimate Partner Violence in the Military: an Investigation of Reporting Crimes to Law Enforcement Officials. Journal of Family Violence. 2020;35(4):315-324. doi:10.1007/s10896-019-00091-x
    • APA:
      Becker, P., & Bachman, R. (2020). Intimate Partner Violence in the Military: an Investigation of Reporting Crimes to Law Enforcement Officials. Journal of Family Violence, 35(4), 315–324. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-019-00091-x
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Becker, Patricia, and Ronet Bachman. 2020. “Intimate Partner Violence in the Military: An Investigation of Reporting Crimes to Law Enforcement Officials.” Journal of Family Violence 35 (4): 315–24. doi:10.1007/s10896-019-00091-x.
    • Harvard:
      Becker, P. and Bachman, R. (2020) ‘Intimate Partner Violence in the Military: an Investigation of Reporting Crimes to Law Enforcement Officials’, Journal of Family Violence, 35(4), pp. 315–324. doi: 10.1007/s10896-019-00091-x.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Becker, P & Bachman, R 2020, ‘Intimate Partner Violence in the Military: an Investigation of Reporting Crimes to Law Enforcement Officials’, Journal of Family Violence, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 315–324, viewed 6 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Becker, Patricia, and Ronet Bachman. “Intimate Partner Violence in the Military: An Investigation of Reporting Crimes to Law Enforcement Officials.” Journal of Family Violence, vol. 35, no. 4, May 2020, pp. 315–324. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1007/s10896-019-00091-x.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Becker, Patricia, and Ronet Bachman. “Intimate Partner Violence in the Military: An Investigation of Reporting Crimes to Law Enforcement Officials.” Journal of Family Violence 35, no. 4 (May 2020): 315–24. doi:10.1007/s10896-019-00091-x.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Becker P, Bachman R. Intimate Partner Violence in the Military: an Investigation of Reporting Crimes to Law Enforcement Officials. Journal of Family Violence [Internet]. 2020 May [cited 2020 Aug 6];35(4):315–24. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=142908888