A revised version of a paper submitted to the Journal in May 1998. Research was supported by the North Carolina Department of Mental Health and, in part, by grant MCJ-107 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Public Health Service. Authors are at: School of Social Work, University of Missouri, Columbia (Sable); and the Departments of Biostatistics (Fieberg, Kapper) and Maternal and Child Health (Martin), School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
VIOLENCE VICTIMIZATION EXPERIENCES OF PREGNANT PRISONERS
Article first published online: 24 MAR 2010
1999 American Orthopsychiatric Association
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume 69, Issue 3, pages 392–397, July 1999
How to Cite
Sable, M. R., Fieberg, J. R., Martin, S. L. and Kupper, L. L. (1999), VIOLENCE VICTIMIZATION EXPERIENCES OF PREGNANT PRISONERS. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 69: 392–397. doi: 10.1037/h0080413
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- Article first published online: 24 MAR 2010
The violence victimization histories of pregnant incarcerated women were studied in relation to those of pregnant health department patients in North Carolina. Prisoners were twice as likely as health department patients to have experienced both physical and sexual violence compared to no violence, and over three times more likely to have experienced both types of violence compared to only one type. Implications for research and program development are noted.