New Visual Abstract: Perceived Neighborhood Characteristics and Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): A Multilevel Analysis

The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center is excited to offer a new visual abstract highlighting research by Dr. Elyse Thulin and a team including IPC core faculty Drs. Justin Heinze, Yasamin Kusunoki, and Marc Zimmerman, as well as Dr. Hsing-Fang Hsieh.

The abstract examines the trajectory of interpersonal violence (IPV) experiences in relation to positive perceptions of neighborhood, neighborhood cohesion, & informal social control. Researchers found that nearly one in three men in the U.S. had received or sent technology-facilitated threats. The team concluded that positive perceptions of a neighborhood, derived from Busy Streets Theory, is associated with lower levels of IPV, and that it may be a useful conceptual framework for understanding how neighborhoods may contribute to positive social contexts that can protect residents from IPV experiences.