Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Examining Intimate Partner Violence and Policy: A Comparative Analysis of Policy for the States of California and Nevada
by Garcia Marin, Luz J., M.P.H., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 48; 27545677
Abstract (Summary)

The present study aims to compare physical intimate partner violence (IPV) outcomes between two states with divergent policies addressing the criminalization of IPV. The current study considers California’s Penal Code (PEN) 273.5 and Nevada’s Revised Statutes (NRS) 200.485 for the analyses. At the same time, the investigation considers survivor's interactions with police and legal services to hypothesize additional distal policy influences. Secondary data from The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) was used to study the outcomes of physical IPV, police interactions, and legal service need. Findings suggest that Nevada residents are more likely to experience physical IPV, have more police interactions, and are more likely to be in need of legal services compared to California residents. The findings support the plausibility for distal policy influences. Implications for public health and future directions are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Nguyen-Rodriguez, Selena T.
Commitee: Blanco, Lyzette, Jou, Judy
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Science
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/8(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Public health, Public policy
Keywords: Domestic violence, Health policy, Intimate partner violence, Physical violence, State policy, California, Nevada
Publication Number: 27545677
ISBN: 9781658420518
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