Document Type

Article

Abstract

This article explores the perceptions of urban African-American and Iraqi refugee adolescents regarding community violence, school violence, family violence and dating/intimate partner violence. A subset of participants from a larger study on violence and trauma was selected to participate in the current study. Using a card-sort exercise, participants identified situations as violent or not violent. Iraqi youth identified noticeably more behaviors as violence than African-American youth. Few significant gender differences emerged. Findings of important cultural differences provide implications for violence prevention programming.

Disciplines

Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance | Social Psychology and Interaction | Social Work

Comments

Deposited in accordance with publisher policies as indicated at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0267-3843/. Published original at http://doi.org/10.1080/02673843.2009.9748012.