Racial/ethnic variation in the relationship between physical limitation and fear of crime: An examination of mediating and moderating factors.
ABSTRACT This study has four objectives. First, we confirm the previously observed association between physical limitations and fear of crime. Second, we assess the role of age in this relationship. Third, we identify factors that mediate this relationship. Fourth, we assess whether this relationship is observed across racial/ethnic groups. Adjusting for perceptions of personal control and disability-related stigma reduces the magnitude of this relationship to non-significance for black and white respondents, but not for Hispanics. Also, we find that age is inversely related to fear of crime for blacks and whites.
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ABSTRACT: This study tests the assumption that psychiatric diagnosis facilitates clinical evaluations of need in emergency care before and after controlling for danger. The data are from structured crisis assessments completed by emergency clinicians in four ethnically diverse locales (N = 653). Clinician-assigned diagnosis was categorized as adjustment, disruptive, mood, psychotic, and other, and a Danger scale score reflected danger to self or others. Mood and psychotic disorders significantly increased hospital rates in multivariate analyses which controlled for demographic characteristics, site, and danger when relevant. The model with the best fit included both diagnosis and danger. Decisions should be linked to verifiable ratings of need and attention to danger, and its measurement should complement the current focus on diagnosis.Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 11/1998; 37(10):1030-7; discussion 1038-40. · 6.44 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: This article seeks to explore issues concerning women and girls with disability who have experienced violence and exploitation. Owing to different methodologies of data collection, it is difficult to precisely determine the exact number of women and girls who are affected. The literature suggests that violence and exploitation against women and girls with disability occur at a rate 50% higher than in the rest of society. It also points out a number of additional critical issues: professionals are uneducated nd insensitive to the needs of these populations; increasing numbers of women and girls living with disability exacerbate the problem; women and girls with disability are uneducated about their rights and responsibilities; and action must be taken to halt this epidemic.Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 12/2006; 1087:170-7. · 3.15 Impact Factor