Berg Co-Authors IPV Study in Journal of Experimental Criminology


Mark Berg, director of the Public Policy Center, recently co-authored a study on intimate partner violence (IPV) published in the Journal of Experimental Criminology. The study analyzed the extent to which third parties "mobilize" the criminal justice system upon witnessing IPV. Specifically, it examined how factors such as sexuality, gender, and severity influence these mobilization efforts. The study concluded that gender and violence levels (of both the perpetrator and the victim) were more strongly correlated with mobilization than sexuality. Additionally, the research found that among study participants, female victims of IPV received the highest levels of third-party support, while male perpetrators were more likely to receive a jail sentence. Read the full paper here.