The purpose of this article is to determine the degree of physical violence received and inflicted over the past two years by a sample of women in prison in their relationships with their partners (N=/213). Over half of the women report having suffered some form of violence at the hands of their partners at some time in their lives. As for physical violence experienced over the past two years, one out of every four women has experienced violence at the hands of her partner. The women in this study rated the act of physical violence they had experienced in the past two years as severe, a term they also used to describe the degree of disturbance, anger and fear they felt after the violent incident. As for the violence the women inflicted on their partners, one out of every four women has inflicted violence on her partner (26.8%) although they rate the most aggressive event during these past two years as slight. After the event, over half the women felt severely disturbed as well as slightly angry and scared.
Saldívar Hern´ndez, G., Romero Mendoza, M., Rodríguez Ruiz, E., Durand‐Smith, A. and Colmenares Bermúdez, E. (2006), "Perception of mutual violence in incarcerated women’s intimate partner relationships in Mexico City", International Journal of Prisoner Health, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 35-47. https://doi.org/10.1080/17449200600743545Download as .RIS
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