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dc.contributor.authorStewart, Annaen_US
dc.contributor.authorEde, Kellyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:38:59Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:38:59Z
dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.date.modified2010-07-26T06:52:44Z
dc.identifier.issn03600025en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/BF02936347en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/25508
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated police officers' judgements of blame to both victims and assailants of family violence. Furthermore, the impact of these judgements on the reported likelihood of charging the assailants with assault was examined. The sample was selected from operational police officers of the Queensland Police Service. The sample included 51 male officers and 46 female officers. Ethnicity was not examined. However; 1.3% of police oficers identify as Indigenous and 5.8% of officers come from non-English speaking backgrounds. The subjects were presented with one of eight case vignettes of assault. In these vignettes two factors were varied, the victim gender (male and female), and alcohol consumption of the victim and assailant (both the assailant and the victim were drunk, neither were drunk, the assailant was sober and the victim drunk, and the assailant was drunk and the victim sober). A third independent variable was included, gender of the police officer Male and female police officers showed no differences in judgement of blame and reported likelihood of charging. However; the level of blame attributed to both the assailant and the victim vaned with the victim gender and the alcohol consumption of the disputants. Male victims were more likely to be blamed than female victims. Drunk victims were blamed more than sober victims. Furthermore,a relationship was found between the level of blame allocated to the victim and the reported likelihood of charging the assailant. These results indicate that police officers hold gender stereotypes that influence the way they respond to family violence.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherKluwer Academic/Plenum Publishersen_US
dc.publisher.placeUSAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom921en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto933en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSex Rolesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume37en_US
dc.titlePolice Officers Judgements at Blame in Family Evidenceen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 1977 Springer-Verlag. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.comen_AU
gro.date.issued1997
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