English- and Spanish-Speaking Women's Use of Violence

  title={English- and Spanish-Speaking Women's Use of Violence},
  author={Leslie E. Tower and Mar{\'i}a Elena Fern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={21 - 38}
This study analyzes variables related to the context and consequences of women's use of violence as well as a wide range of violent behaviors used and experienced by court-ordered English- and Spanish-speaking women. Data were derived from intake assessments of 125 court-ordered women over 24 months. Almost all of the women reported a history of abuse perpetrated by their partners. Women committed significantly fewer violent acts against their partners than their partners committed against them… 

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