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Anthony Piscitelli
Placing Intimate Partner Violence in Brantford

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Although the spatial distribution of crime is a well-developed methodology in geographical studies, currently, the concept of “place” remains unexplored when it comes to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). This study will use Social Disorganization Theory as a framework to explain why IPV rates are unusually high in Brantford, Ont. This theory examines the cumulative impact of socio-economic conditions on neighbourhood crime rates, while also considering the contributing factors of an individual’s involvement in crime and delinquency. This study will be designed to explore how the concept of place impacts the local context or environment. The aim of the study is to identify the underlying causes of IPV in Brantford.



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