• Intimate Partner Violence within the Marine Corps: Examining the Socio-Demographic Risk Factors of Active Duty Marine Perpetrators and Types of Abuse

      Hubbert, Paulette D. (2013)
      Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is understood to be the result of intersecting sociological, psychological, and environmental factors none of which can be considered in isolation. Research suggests that tailoring interventions to the types of abuse can greatly improve the effectiveness of interventions and treatment. Moreover, a growing body of empirical research has demonstrated that types of (IPV) can be differentiated with respect to partner dynamics, context, and consequences. Few studies have been conducted on the IPV within the United States Marine Corps (USMC), and there are no studies that have examined types of abuse perpetrated by Marines, or the association of socio-demographic risk factors that predict this abuse. This study seeks to address those gaps by highlighting the socio-demographic risk factors that are salient in predicting IPV types of abuse within the USMC. Findings from this study will increase the understanding of both the effects of risk of violence and the unique risk factors that predict types of abuse within the USMC. The study findings will also assist in developing adequate prevention, intervention and treatment protocols, as well as contribute to policy development for IPV within the USMC.