Domestic Violence

From sexual or spousal abuse to child abuse and neglect, domestic violence entails any abusive behavior by one person to maintain power over another in a close relationship. The scope of RAND's research on domestic violence includes its effects on families and children, the link between substance use and domestic violence, domestic violence by or against military service members, and how clinical depression and post-traumatic stress disorder may be contributing factors.

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    Dana Schultz

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education M.P.P. in public policy, Harvard University

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    Sierra Smucker

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in public policy analysis, Duke University; M.Sc. in social policy research, London School of Economics

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    Lisa Wagner

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education M.A. in psychology, American University; M.S. in justice, law, and society, American University

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    Sarah Zelazny

    Policy Analyst
    Education B.A. in sociology, Clarion University of Penn; M.P.H. in behavioral and comm health sciences, University of Pittsburgh