Tag: "perpetrators" at medical news
Prevalence Of Sexual Abuse In Men
...n the possibility of sexually abused boys becoming perpetrators
in adulthood and that the possibility of early abuse leading to further victimisation as adults is a concept that has been neglected. Contact: Professor Michael King, Head of Department, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free a...
Mandatory Reporting Of Domestic Violence Cases To Police Has Mixed Support From California Physicians
...ful statistics (77-86 percent), the prosecution of perpetrators
(72-87percent), and physician responsiveness to treatment (53-73 percent). More than 90 percent of physicians in each specialty said the followingcircumstances require reporting to police regardless of the law: extreme abuse,immediate threats to th...
College men nearly as likely as women to report they are victims of unwanted sexual coercion
The stereotypical picture of men as the perpetrators
and women as thevictims of acquaintance rape and other forms of unwanted sexual contact appearsto be slightly out of focus. Men are almost as likely as women to report unwanted sexual contact andcoercion, according to a new study of college s...
Dating violence affects both victims and perpetrators
...nce has negative repercussions for its victims and perpetrators
alike, suggest the results of one of the largest s... of adolescents --whether they were the victims or perpetrators
of the violence. Female victims of severe dating violence and forced sex were more likely to report...
Torture, ill-treatment, and sexual identity
...not only as passive bystanders, but also as active perpetrators
of abuses citing, for example, the use by the military of apartheid South Africa of discredited therapies aimed at "repairing" homosexual orientation. Simon Lewin comments: "Efforts by human-rights organisations and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans...
The current status of elder abuse in the United States
...olicy issues centered on understanding who are the perpetrators
of elder abuse, the factors that contribute to such behavior and what interventions should be made. Kathleen Wilber, PhD, and Erica Nielsen of the Andrus Gerontology Center at the University of Southern California present a cogent overview of the com...
Studies often ignore domestic violence committed by women
...ms of gender it is women who are most likely to be perpetrators
of domestic violence, says the author. Why is domestic violence so often portrayed in such a partisan and unscientific way? The justification for this slant in the domestic violence literature has been that female victims vastly outnumber male victim...
Health insurance scams leave thousands with large medical debts and no coverage
...gthen state and federal criminal penalties against perpetrators
of health insurance scams. Expand access to health insurance coverage to reduce the need for affordable insurance that allows phony plans to thrive. "Being victimized by a phony health insurance scam is worse than being uninsured. At least when you...
Have the police hijacked our DNA?
...atistics for 2001, in 80% of violent incidents the perpetrators
were male. This suggestion might seem ludicrous, but so far no-one, even civil liberties groups who complain that the government wants to make a universal database, has devised a more rational alternative.'...
Human rights abuses common in southern Iraq between 1991 and 2003
...ups were identified most often (95 percent) as the perpetrators
of the abuses; 53 percent of the abuses occurred between 1991 and 1993, following the Shi'a uprising, and another 30 percent between 2000 and the first 6 months of 2003," the authors write. "Education and work opportunities for women were both highl...
Rise in stranger homicides not linked to mental illness
...ly since 1967. However, contrary to popular fears, perpetrators
of stranger homicides were less likely to have a m...ness or to have been under mental health care than perpetrators
of homicides in general. Instead, stranger homicides were most likely to be committed by young men w...
Alcohol use and victimization among college women
... to let women know what types of behaviors provide perpetrators
with increased opportunity to victimize them. Rape-victim advocates often see this as 'blaming' the victim. I see this as providing women with information that can empower them to further protect themselves."...
Drinking and spousal abuse by male US Army soldiers
...p time. Furthermore, unlike some other studies of perpetrators
that have examined populations with criminal backg...d. "Likewise, soldiers identified as spouse-abuse perpetrators
or victims should be carefully screened for alcohol abuse. Second, alcohol use is related to increa...