Presenter Information

Libby FreemanFollow

Presentation Type

Poster

Faculty Mentor’s Full Name

Alison Pepper

Faculty Mentor’s Department

Psychology

Abstract

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a form of violence that is committed by someone that is a steady or serious partner. IPV includes multiple types of violence such as physical, sexual, or psychological abuse. 43% of women and 28% of men on college campuses experienced some form of IPV (Tsui & Santamaria, 2015). Rates of IPV have been studied quite frequently but the perception if it is a crime has not. Even with the lack of research, we believe that the perception of IPV being a crime will affect the rates of formal reporting. Data for this experiment was obtained from an online Safe Campus Survey (SCS) conducted at a Northwest University during the Fall 2018. We will look at the correlation between the number of formal reports of IPV and whether the victim thought it was a crime. If the perception of whether or not IPV is a crime is limiting reporting, then we need to educate people. By knowing that the violence that is being experienced is a crime, hopefully more people will want to make a formal report.

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The Perception of Intimate Partner Violence in Formal Reporting

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a form of violence that is committed by someone that is a steady or serious partner. IPV includes multiple types of violence such as physical, sexual, or psychological abuse. 43% of women and 28% of men on college campuses experienced some form of IPV (Tsui & Santamaria, 2015). Rates of IPV have been studied quite frequently but the perception if it is a crime has not. Even with the lack of research, we believe that the perception of IPV being a crime will affect the rates of formal reporting. Data for this experiment was obtained from an online Safe Campus Survey (SCS) conducted at a Northwest University during the Fall 2018. We will look at the correlation between the number of formal reports of IPV and whether the victim thought it was a crime. If the perception of whether or not IPV is a crime is limiting reporting, then we need to educate people. By knowing that the violence that is being experienced is a crime, hopefully more people will want to make a formal report.