Presentation Title

Threats and Acts of Violence in Protection Orders

Advisor Information

Kerry Beldin

Location

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

7-3-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

7-3-2014 4:00 PM

Abstract

Coercion, intimidation and threats are considered to be integral to the perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), yet there is little academic research on how these control strategies are experienced by victims. One source of information regarding these experiences is a Protection Order application. While there has been extensive research in the area of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV); however, there have been few studies which have examined Protection Orders to gather information about IPV. This study seeks to examine the information provided in Protection Order applications to contribute to the dearth of knowledge about these control strategies and how they may related to other characteristics of abuse experiences through quantitative analysis. This study seeks to fill the gap in the IPV literature by examining 50 Protection Orders from Lancaster County, Nebraska for themes in threats and acts of violence reported by victims on Protection Order applications. Threats and acts of violence were identified based on Evan Stark’s Coercive Control Theory which likens IPV to behaviors similar used by terrorists which seek to keep the victim isolated from others and society (Stark, 2009). The themes identified by this analysis can help people who are unfamiliar with this topic to recognize IPV when they come into contact with it, and may help those who interactive professionally with IPV victims to better understand the nature of these victims’ experiences.

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Threats and Acts of Violence in Protection Orders

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Coercion, intimidation and threats are considered to be integral to the perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), yet there is little academic research on how these control strategies are experienced by victims. One source of information regarding these experiences is a Protection Order application. While there has been extensive research in the area of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV); however, there have been few studies which have examined Protection Orders to gather information about IPV. This study seeks to examine the information provided in Protection Order applications to contribute to the dearth of knowledge about these control strategies and how they may related to other characteristics of abuse experiences through quantitative analysis. This study seeks to fill the gap in the IPV literature by examining 50 Protection Orders from Lancaster County, Nebraska for themes in threats and acts of violence reported by victims on Protection Order applications. Threats and acts of violence were identified based on Evan Stark’s Coercive Control Theory which likens IPV to behaviors similar used by terrorists which seek to keep the victim isolated from others and society (Stark, 2009). The themes identified by this analysis can help people who are unfamiliar with this topic to recognize IPV when they come into contact with it, and may help those who interactive professionally with IPV victims to better understand the nature of these victims’ experiences.