• Publications
  • Influence
The epidemiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder in five US communities.
The prevalence of obsessive-compulsive disorder was measured in five US communities among more than 18,500 persons in residential settings as part of the National Institute of Mental HealthExpand
  • 1,184
  • 49
Community and dating violence among adolescents: perpetration and victimization.
PURPOSE Adolescents are both the perpetrators and victims of violence in the United States. To reduce violence, it is important to identify those most at risk within particular contexts. METHODS AExpand
  • 490
  • 39
Sexual assault and mental disorders in a community population.
  • 387
  • 29
Self-Reports of Spousal Violence in a Mexican-American and Non-Hispanic White Population
As part of a survey of Los Angeles households, 1,243 Mexican Americans and 1,149 non-Hispanic whites were surveyed about their experiences of spousal violence. Questions to assess violence includedExpand
  • 272
  • 26
Social support sources following sexual assault
Considerable research suggests that social support plays a crucial role in coping with stressful life events. The present study used data from 3,132 randomly selected survey respondents toExpand
  • 184
  • 22
Female Aggression Toward Male Intimate Partners: An Examination of Social Norms in a Community-Based Sample
We investigated the effect of assailant gender on injunctive social norms (i.e., beliefs about what ought to happen) regarding violence toward an intimate heterosexual partner. In aExpand
  • 168
  • 17
Violence and injury in marital arguments: risk patterns and gender differences.
OBJECTIVES Community-based research on violence against women typically focuses on marital arguments rather than on resulting injuries. This study investigated patterns of victimization, violenceExpand
  • 292
  • 14
Views of Intimate Partner Violence in Same‐ and Opposite‐Sex Relationships
Attitudes toward same-sex intimate relationships and intimate partner violence (IPV) are changing. Little research, however, has examined norms about IPV in same-sex relationships. Using a fractionalExpand
  • 58
  • 13
News media coverage and the epidemiology of homicide.
OBJECTIVES This study assessed how newspaper coverage of homicides corresponds to the epidemiology of homicide. METHODS Stories in the Los Angeles Times about homicide (n = 2782) were compared withExpand
  • 164
  • 12
  • PDF
Gender, Ethnicity, and Sexual Assault: Findings from a Los Angeles Study
This paper examines the influence of gender and ethnicity (Hispanic compared to non-Hispanic White) on the probability of experiencing sexual assault, the circumstances surrounding the assault, andExpand
  • 126
  • 11