LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence (Hardcover)

Lessons for Policy, Practice, and Research

By Adam M. Messinger

University of California Press, 9780520286054, 328pp.

Publication Date: January 10, 2017

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Paperback (5/14/2020)

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Nationally representative studies confirm that LGBTQ individuals are at an elevated risk of experiencing intimate partner violence. While many similarities exist between LGBTQ and heterosexual-cisgender intimate partner violence, research has illuminated a variety of unique aspects of LGBTQ intimate partner violence regarding the predictors of perpetration, the specific forms of abuse experienced, barriers to help-seeking for victims, and policy and intervention needs. This is the first book that systematically reviews the literature regarding LGBTQ intimate partner violence, draws key lessons for current practice and policy, and recommends research areas and enhanced methodologies.

About the Author

Adam M. Messinger is Associate Professor of Justice Studies and Women's & Gender Studies at Northeastern Illinois University.

Praise For LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence: Lessons for Policy, Practice, and Research

"Messinger provides a meticulous examination of the challenges for studying LGBTQ IPV and offers keen recommendations for policy makers, practitioners, and researchers. A must-read for those interested in social work, counseling, and intimate relationships, as well as anyone working with LGBTQ populations."


"An insightful and detailed discussion of the institutional and legal obstacles to the integration of LGBTQ individuals into U.S. society, and how that impacts LGBTQ intimate partner abuse."


"The author brings to light an often-overlooked problem and offers practical suggestions for increasing protections and improving service provision for LGBTQ people who are victimized by intimate partners... compelling."

— American Society of Criminology, Division on Women and Crime