Domestic Violence Through a Caribbean Lens: Historical Context, Theories, Risks and Consequences
Studies show that increasing and escalating rates of violence prominently exist among Caribbean family and intimate relationships. As known to many, the social and cultural norms that underscore gendered disparities within Caribbean societies disproportionately increases the risk of violence for women and children. With general knowledge surrounding these issues within Caribbean communities and across its Diaspora, the scientific literature lacks critical in-depth analysis of the risks and consequences of violence, along with important steps in curbing this social and public health concern that continues to impact the lives and well-being of individuals who experience higher than usual victimization rates. This manuscript highlights historical perspectives, theories, prevalence, risks and consequences of violence among Caribbean descendants. The article further proposes recommendations for prevention and intervention measures that might be useful in addressing the escalating rate of violence within the family and relationship contexts.
Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma
Open Access Status
Lacey, K. K., Jeremiah, R. D., & West, C. M. (2019). Domestic Violence Through a Caribbean Lens: Historical Context, Theories, Risks and Consequences. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 0(0), 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2019.1660442