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Study Report

Study Number: SJ-064-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1986

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Domestic violence experience in Omaha, Nebraska, 1986-1987.  [machine-readable data file] / Dunford, Franklyn W.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9481

Date Accessioned: 8/1/1996

Comments: Each data collection on this CD-ROM resides in a separate directory named according to the ICPSR collection number. Each directory consists of at least six files. They include codebook, data, help, SPSS setup, SAS setup, study description, user guide, data documentation and data collection instrument. Data are stored in raw, uncompressed ASCII format.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 8/1/1996

Documentation: Machine-readable only.

Abstract: The purpose of this data collection was to corroborate the findings of SPECIFIC DETERRENT EFFECTS OF ARREST FOR DOMESTIC ASSAULT: MINNEAPOLIS, 1981-1982 (ICPSR 8250) that arrest is an effective deterrent against continued domestic assaults. The data addressed the following questions: (1) To what extent does arrest decrease the likelihood of continued violence, as assessed by the victim? (2) To what extent does arrest decrease the likelihood of continued complaints of crime, as assessed by police records? (3) What are the differences in arrest recidivism between cases that involved arrest versus cases that involved mediation, separation, warrant issued, or no warrant issued? Domestic violence cases in three sectors of Omaha, Nebraska, meeting established eligibility criteria, were assigned to one of five experimental treatments: mediation, separation, arrest, warrant issued, or no warrant issued. Data for victim reports were collected from three interviews with the victims conducted one week, six months, and 12 months after the domestic violence incident. Arrest, charge, and complaint data were collected on the suspects at six- and twelve-month intervals following the original domestic violence incident. The investigators used arrest recidivism, continued complaints of crime, and victim reports of repeated violence (fear of injury, pushing/hitting, and physical injury) as outcome measures to assess the extent to which treatments prevented subsequent conflicts. Other variables include victim's level of fear, self-esteem, locus of control, and welfare dependency, changes in the relationship between suspect and victim, extent of the victim's injury, and extent of drug use by the victim and the suspect. Demographic variables include race, age, sex, income, occupational status, and marital status

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