An integral Study of Intimate Partner's Violence: Perpetrators, Victims and Their Relationships
PROJECT TITLE: An integral Study of Intimate Partner's Violence: Perpetrators, Victims and Their Relationships.
Funded by Convocatoria de ayudas a la investigación RecerCaixa (Ref. RecerCaixa 2016).
MAIN RESEARCHER: Jorge Rodríguez Menés
SUMMARY: This study aims at estimating the risks of perpetrating and experiencing Intimate Partner's Violence (IPV). The project takes a comprehensive approach to the phenomenon by considering the characteristics of both the male aggressors and the female victims, andof their relations of (inter-)dependency and conflict.
The study hopes to provide professionals with frequent contact with aggressors and victims ̶ police, judges, health personnel, etc. ̶ with efficient instruments to detect and treat this problem.
Besides applying a comprehensive approach which can rarely be found in previous research on IPV, the project proposes to use some innovative methodologies for its study, such as: the use of natural experiments to tackle self-selection effects and correctly estimate the impact of sentence severity on offenders' probability of reoffending; the generation of typologies of victims distinguished by the probability of experiencing repeated victimizations with the use of multiple correspondence analysis; the development of ad-hoc software for mobile telephones with which to easily report suspected cases of IPV; or the cross-national investigation of the relational factors that best predict conflict and violence among intimate partners.