Intimate Partner Violence among Adolescents: Causes and Correlates

Intimate Partner Violence among Adolescents: Causes and Correlates
Valerie A. Clark
January 2013

ISBN-13:  978-1-59332-589-3 / Hardcover
Dimensions:  5.5 x 8.5 / vi, 212 pages

Price   $67.00


Clark describes the risks and correlates of intimate partner violence (IPV) among adolescents. Using longitudinal data, she finds that the victim-offender overlap that exists in general violence extends to IPV. Also, Michael Johnson’s typology of IPV among adults likely exists among adolescents; sometimes IPV is perpetrated by both partners, and sometimes it is perpetrated by only one. Moreover, IPV victimization is not evenly distributed among adolescents, and more targeted interventions are likely needed to prevent abuse. Clark integrates multiple theories of violence and victimization, including lifestyle exposure theory, differential association theory, general strain theory.

About the Author

Valerie A. Clark is a research analyst at the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Her research has focused on multiple types of violence and victimization, criminal sentencing, and prisoner reentry. Dr. Clark earned both a M.A. and Ph.D. in Crime, Law, and Justice from the Pennsylvania State University.