Intimate Partner Violence on College Campuses: An Appraisal of Emerging Perspectives
Sadguna Anasuri, Ph.D., CFLE

Violence between partners, during dating or as a couple, has been under discussion for decades. The numbers of abusive incidents have risen over time in their concurrence and reporting. Multiple studies have confirmed that one in three women will have experienced rape, physical violence, and or stalking by partners within their lifetime. Statistics also show that about one-third, or 32% of college students, in other words, 20-25% overall during their college career, will have experienced sexual assault, dating violence, and or stalking. Use of drugs and alcohol, issues with attachment security troubling, unknown or unspecified mental health conditions, along with other influences from media and peer group, all seem to play a role in the incidences of intimate partner violence (IPV). The current article sheds light on the topic with special reference to the context of college campuses – ways in which IPV unfolds and its possible precursors. Finally, the author reviews the current and emerging prevention and intervention measures that are making distinct efforts in this regard.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v5n2a9