Perceptions of Victim Gender
DO THE ASSIGNMENT BASED ON THE READINGS BELOW IN BOLD…CHOOSE A STORY AND DO THE ASSIGNMENT BASED ON IT.
I worked with a man who was an ironworker. Now an ironworker is the epitome of macho. This guy was big, and his wife was tall, but thin, probably no more than a hundred pounds. She kept putting him in the hospital. She kept beating him up with a baseball bat. Every time he came out of the hospital, they [his co-workers] were laughing him off the girders. They had no sympathy or empathy for him.
Description of a male victim’s case from the Sacramento California’s Valley Oasis Crisis Center (McNeely, Cook, & Torres, 2001)
Official statistics suggest that women far outnumber men as victims of domestic violence (Truman, 2011). Yet some studies have found that women may be as likely as men to be the perpetrators in these cases (Fiebert, 2011). National survey statistics may be biased due to male victim underreporting; men are about half as likely to report their domestic abuse victimization to police as women (Brown, 2004).
In this Discussion, you review the literature on the differences in perceptions of male and female victims of physical abuse crimes, and analyze how differing perceptions affect a victim’s willingness to report his or her victimization to the police. Select a case from the media or literature that illustrates differences in perceptions of male victims versus female victims.
Post by Day 1 an explanation of differences in perceptions of physically abused male victims versus physically abused female victims. Provide specific examples from the media and/or literature to support your response. Finally, explain how these perceptions might influence the likelihood of male victims and female victims to report.
One and a half page with at least two reference….
It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an explanation from the readings.
To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for this assignments 1) look at the page limits 2) review and follow APA rules 3) create SUBHEADINGS to identify the key sections you are presenting and 4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.
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MULTIPLE USE OF INTEXT CITATION
·Davey, M. (2016). The most dangerous time. The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/society/ng-interactive…
·David’s story. (n.d.). Domestic violence resource centre Victoria. Retrieved from http://www.dvrcv.org.au/stories/true-stories/stori…
·Dennison, S. M., & Thompson, C. M. (2011). Intimate partner violence: The effect of gender and contextual factors on community perceptions of harm, and suggested victim and criminal justice responses. Violence and Victims, 26(3), 347–363.
- Davis, R. C., Lurigio, A. J., & Herman, S. (Eds.). (2013). Victims of crime (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Chapter 1, “Sexual Violence Victimization of Women, Men, Youth, and Children”
- Chapter 2, “Victims of Domestic Violence”
- Chapter 3, “Stalking in America: Laws, Research and Recommendations
- Chapter 15, “Reducing the Risks and Crime Victimization in Schools”
- Dennison, S. M., & Thompson, C. M. (2011). Intimate partner violence: The effect of gender and contextual factors on community perceptions of harm, and suggested victim and criminal justice responses. Violence and Victims, 26(3), 347–363.
- Englebrecht, C. M., & Reyns, B. W. (2011). Gender differences in acknowledgement of stalking victimization: Results from the NCVS stalking supplement. Violence and Victims, 26(5), 560–579.
- Gilfus, M. E., O’Brien, P., Trabold, N., & Fleck-Henderson, A. (2010). Gender and intimate partner violence: Evaluating the evidence. Journal of Social Work Education, 46(2), 245–263.
- Masser, B., Lee, K., & McKimmie, B. (2010). Bad woman, bad victim? Disentangling the effects of victim stereotypicality, gender stereotypicality, and benevolent sexism on acquaintance rape victim blame. Sex Roles, 62(7/8), 494–504.
- Schneider, L., Mori, L., Lambert, P. & Wong, A. (2009). The role of gender and ethnicity in perceptions of rape and its aftereffects. Sex Roles, 60(5/6), 410–421.
- Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012). Interactive community. Baltimore, MD: Author.