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Alcohol Use and Latent Profiles of Intimate Partner Violence

TitleAlcohol Use and Latent Profiles of Intimate Partner Violence
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsMessing, JT, Mendoza, NS, Campbell, JC
JournalJournal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1533256X (ISSN)
Keywordsalcohol abuse, alcohol consumption, alcohol misuse, Domestic Violence, Homicide, human, Intimate partner violence, logistic regression analysis, major clinical study, offender, Partner violence, physical violence, Police, Risk Assessment, social worker, stalking, survivor, victim

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a widespread social problem that is associated with alcohol misuse. Victim-survivors (n = 1,045) were interviewed after police-involved IPV incidents. Latent profile analysis resulted in 2 classes of IPV perpetrators. The severe IPV class was characterized by more frequent and severe physical violence, stalking and harassment, risk of future homicide, and increased psychological consequences of IPV for the victim-survivor. Logistic regression found that the frequency of perpetrator alcohol misuse was associated with membership in the severe IPV class. Social workers must intervene effectively when cooccurring alcohol misuse and IPV perpetration are present. Copyright © Taylor& Francis Group, LLC.