Economics and Public Policy Research Seminar
"Using the National Intimate and Sexual Violence Survey"
Thursday, November 29, 2018 · Noon - 1 PM
"Using the National Intimate and Sexual Violence Survey to Explore Intimate Partner Violence Experiences by Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Individuals
ECONOMICS AND PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH SEMINAR
USING THE NATIONAL INTIMATE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE SURVEY TO EXPLORE INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE EXPERIENCED BY LESBIAN, GAY AND BISEXUAL INDIVIDUALS
LYNN ADDINGTON, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
Measures of crime in the United States traditionally rely on a “street crime” paradigm and assume incidents have clear beginning and ending points. This tendency is apparent in our two official statistical collections: the police-based Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program and the household-based National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). While useful for answering certain questions, the UCR and NCVS are limited for researchers interested in events of continuous duration such as intimate partner violence (IPV) and stalking. This presentation focuses on a relatively new federal data collection, the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), which is designed to provide national and subnational estimates for IPV, stalking and sexual violence.
The presentation is organized in two parts. The first part provides an overview of NISVS including a comparison with the UCR and NCVS. The second part comprises the bulk of the presentation that uses NISVS data in a study of IPV experienced by lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals. Despite the large body of literature examining issues of IPV, relatively little is known about IPV involving LGB individuals. This presentation illustrates how NISVS can contribute to a better understanding of this form of violence.
November 29th, 12-1 PM
Public Policy Building Room 451
UMBC Department of Economics
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SPONSORED BY THE OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF CAHSS AND THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH
Guest Speaker: Lynn Addington, American University