Neighborhoods and Intimate Partner Violence: A Decade in Review

Emily M. Wright, Gillian M. Pinchevsky, Min Xie

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We consider the broad developments that have occurred over the past decade regarding our knowledge of how neighborhood context impacts intimate partner violence (IPV). Research has broadened the concept of “context” beyond structural features such as economic disadvantage, and extended into relationships among residents, collective “action” behaviors among residents, cultural and gender norms. Additionally, scholars have considered how the built environment might foster (or regulate) IPV. We now know more about the direct, indirect, and moderating ways that communities impact IPV. We encourage additional focus on the policy implications of the research findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-350
Number of pages14
JournalFeminist Criminology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2021


  • communities and victimization
  • domestic violence
  • intimate partner violence
  • neighborhood context
  • theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Law


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