Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dr. Blumenstein publishes article in Criminal Justice Studies journal

Dr. Lindsey Blumenstein, Justice faculty, published an article, "Intimate Partner Assault and Structural-Level Correlates of Crime: Exploring the Relationship between Contextual Factors and Intimate Partner Violence," in the recent online issue of Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society.  Her co-author is Dr. Jana L. Jasinski, University of Central Florida.

This study examined intimate partner aggravated assaults in 227 counties in Tennessee and Virginia. The authors noted that" [s]pecifically, the current study presents a descriptive picture of intimate partner violence from a police perspective, and investigates the relationship between structural-level factors and the criminal offense intimate partner aggravated assault....Concentrated disadvantage, immigrant concentration, and urbanity were all significantly associated with intimate partner assaults in the expected directions [greater frequency]."

Criminal Justice Studies is a quarterly journal that publishes theoretical, empirical and interpretive studies of crime and criminal justice, with a focus on multi-disciplinary research