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Policies to Address Violence Against Women

1. Factors that may explain higher rates of violence against women or homicide in some neighborhoods/communities/countries?

2. Discuss 2 examples of interventions and/or policy changes that might reduce violence against women or homicide. Explain the pathways through which these interventions/policies can address the problem?

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1.factors that may explain higher rates of violence against women or homicide in some neighborhoods/communities/countries?

The factors that may explain the higher rates of violence against women or homicide in some neighborhoods/communities/countries are attempt to leave, having children, alcohol, drugs, nicotine, low income, economically disadvantage neighborhood, and homelessness.

A study of "intimate partner homicide found that about 1 in 5 women experience physical violences from their partner. The study found that a woman's attempt to leave was the precipitating factor in 45 percent of the murders of a woman by a man ( Block, 2003). In addition, study also found that women who "had children by age 21 were twice as likely to be victims of domestic violence as women who were not mothers." Men who are father by age 21 were more than 3 times as likely to be perpetrators of abuse as men who were not fathers. ( Moffits & Caspi, 1999). Alcohol is another factor because there is a significant relationship between male perpetrator problem drinking and violence against intimate female partners. Study also suggest that severe problem drinking alcohol increases the risk of lethal and violent victimization of women in violent intimate ...

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The factors that may explain the higher rates of violence against women or homicide in some communities are investigated in 737 words.

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