Hispanics and violence: A research agenda leading to more measured responses

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Alberto G. Mata Jr.
Cindy Keig
Nick Rocha


There is a great need for a serious sustained study of the reality that interper­sonal violence acts and its consequences pose among the Hispanic popula­tion and communities. This essay provides a brief overview of IPV in Hispanic populations within the United States. Furthermore, the essay calls for placing Hispanic youth's and young adults' increasing involvement with IPV within a broader discussion of violence within the criminal justice system and public health agencies. There is also an increasing need to call for basic, applied, and policy data and understanding for cooperative, sustained inquiries that would lend themselves to more measured evidenced-based policies and prac­tices sustained to ameliorate IPV in Hispanic populations as well as in other populations.

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