Victim-Offender Typology

Victim-Offender typology (include characteristics)
This paper will cover intimate partner violence, intimate partner homicide, how gender plays a role in these types of situations, how media portrays the victim when reporting cases of IPV, teen dating violence, risk factors and differences between stranger homicide and intimate partner homicide. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is defined as “any behavior within an intimate relationship that causes physical, psychological or sexual harm to those in the relationship” (Wong & Mellor, 2014, p. 170). Wong and Mellor (2014) provide some statistics of IPV in women they include the following: 10 and 69% of women reported being physically abused by an intimate partner, 8.6% experienced physical abuse, 12.5% experienced emotional abuse, and 57% had experienced physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Barnett, Miller-Perrin, and Perrin (2011) define teen dating violence (TDV) as “physical, sexual, or psychological violence within a dating relationship. Physical abuse occurs when a teen is pinched, hit, shoved, or kicked. Emotional abuse is threatening a teen or harming his/her sense of self-worth. Sexual abuse is forcing a teen to engage in a sex act (e.g. fondling and rape)” (p. 283).
Intimate partner homicide (IPH) as defined by Gannoni and Cussen (2014) “incidents in which the victim and offender are current or former intimate partners” (p. 2). Types of relationships that intimate partner homicide can occur in include the following spouse (current, separated, and divorced), extra-marital lover/ former lover, girlfriend/boyfriend (current and former), and homosexual relationships (includes current and former) (Gannoni & Cussen, 2014). Some motives that were given by male and female per...

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