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Mock Jurors’ Perceptions of Child Sexual Abuse Cases: Investigating the Role of Delayed Disclosure and Relationship to the Perpetrator Miller, Q.C., Call, A.A., & London, K. (2022). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0(0), 1 – 23.

Type of Profession: Academics (Educators/Researchers), Advocates, Clerks/Other Court Personnel, Health Care Professionals, Judges, Law Enforcement, Mental Health Professionals, Prosecutors, Other Attorneys
Volume: Volume 5/Issue 3 - THE EXCHANGE - July 2022
Keywords: Child Maltreatment, Sexual Violence

Summary:

This study explored the role of delay in cases involving family member (stepfather) versus non-family member (next-door neighbor) defendants. Jurors’ perceptions of delayed disclosure may vary as a function of the closeness of the victim’s relationship to the defendant. Understanding how potential jurors react to these variables is of critical value for the courts and will advance our insight on the need for trial-level safeguards.

 

Reproductive Coercion, Intimate Partner Violence, and Unintended Pregnancy Among Latina Women Grace, K.T., Decker, M.R., Alexander, K.A., Campbell, J., Miller, E., Perrin, N., & Glass, N. (2022). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37(3-4), 1604–1636.

Type of Profession: Academics (Educators/Researchers), Advocates, Health Care Professionals, Judges, Law Enforcement, Mental Health Professionals, Prosecutors
Volume: Volume 5/Issue 3 - THE EXCHANGE - July 2022
Keywords: Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) (Domestic Violence)

Summary:

The study examined the prevalence and risk factors for reproductive coercion (RC), IPV, and unintended pregnancy among Latina women. The study highlights the risk of RC and its intersection with IPV and unintended pregnancy for Latina women and explores use of safety and harm reduction strategies.

 

Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Jewish Community: A Literature Review Lusky-Weisrose, E., Marmor, A., & Tener, D. (2021). Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 22(5), 1086 – 1103.

Type of Profession: Academics (Educators/Researchers), Advocates, Clerks/Other Court Personnel, Health Care Professionals, Judges, Law Enforcement, Mental Health Professionals, Prosecutors, Other Attorneys
Volume: Volume 5/Issue 3 - THE EXCHANGE - July 2022
Keywords: Sexual Assault

Summary:

This study reviewed the literature on sexual abuse within the Orthodox Jewish community (OJC) and reports of the experiences of victims, perpetrators, the Jewish and general community, and professionals in the North America, Israel, and Australia. Results suggest that promoting interventions based on community knowledge and resilience, together with training in order to better understand the needs of the OJC and of closed communities in general.

 

Stressors of Rape Crisis Work from the Perspectives of Advocates with and without Sexual Assault Victimization History Mihelivoca, M., Wegrzyn, A., Brown, M., & Greeson, M.R. (2021). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(19-20), 10766 – 10789.

Type of Profession: Academics (Educators/Researchers), Advocates, Clerks/Other Court Personnel, Health Care Professionals, Judges, Law Enforcement, Mental Health Professionals, Prosecutors, Other Attorneys
Volume: Volume 5/Issue 3 - THE EXCHANGE - July 2022
Keywords: Sexual Violence

Summary:

Volunteer survivor advocates are vital to the provision of services by Rape Crisis Centers.  Findings from the study have implications for supporting advocates by better understanding the stressors that may lead to negative outcomes and informing individual coping, training, and overall organizational support of advocates.

 

Women of Color Student Survivors’ Perceptions of Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Programming Karunaratne, N. & Harris, J.C. (2022). Violence Against Women, 1-24.

Type of Profession: Academics (Educators/Researchers), Advocates, Clerks/Other Court Personnel, Health Care Professionals, Judges, Law Enforcement, Mental Health Professionals, Prosecutors, Other Attorneys
Volume: Volume 5/Issue 3 - THE EXCHANGE - July 2022
Keywords: Sexual Assault

Summary:

This study focused on the experience of Women of Color undergraduate student survivors’ perceptions of campus sexual assault prevention programming. Findings highlight the need for continued research investigating the standpoints of Women of Color students to better inform effective prevention efforts.

 

The Role of Mental Health Courts in Mitigating Family Violence Linhorst, D.M., Kondrat, D., Eikenberry, J., & P. A. Dirks-Linhorst. (2022). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31(7-8), 3779 – 3800.

Type of Profession: Academics (Educators/Researchers), Advocates, Clerks/Other Court Personnel, Health Care Professionals, Judges, Law Enforcement, Mental Health Professionals, Prosecutors, Other Attorneys
Volume: Volume 5/Issue 3 - THE EXCHANGE - July 2022
Keywords: Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) (Domestic Violence)

Summary:

Mental health courts are one means to mitigate violence against family members by people with mental illness. This study identified the rate at which cases of family violence come before a mental health court and the success of defendants charged with assaulting family members. Most eligible defendants who assaulted family members participated in the court program, and among those who did, 72.2% successfully completed.

 

Can Justice System Interventions Prevent Intimate Partner Homicide? An Analysis of Rates of Help-Seeking Prior to Fatality Koppa, V., Messing, J.T. (2021). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(17 - 18), 8792–8816.

Type of Profession: Academics (Educators/Researchers), Advocates, Clerks/Other Court Personnel, Health Care Professionals, Judges, Law Enforcement, Mental Health Professionals, Prosecutors, Other Attorneys
Volume: Volume 5/Issue 2 - THE EXCHANGE - April 2022
Keywords: Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) (Domestic Violence)

Summary:

This study uses data from a large urban police jurisdiction to examine rates of criminal and civil justice help-seeking by intimate partner homicide victims prior to fatality.

 

Child Maltreatment Fatality Review: Purposes, Processes, Outcomes, and Challenges McCarroll, J.E., Fisher, J.E., Cozza, S.J., & Whalen, T.J. (2021). Trauma, Violence, & Abuse , 22(5), 1032 – 1041.

Type of Profession: Academics (Educators/Researchers), Clerks/Other Court Personnel, Health Care Professionals, Judges, Law Enforcement, Mental Health Professionals, Prosecutors, Other Attorneys
Volume: Volume 5/Issue 2 - THE EXCHANGE - April 2022
Keywords: Child Maltreatment

Summary:

The purpose of this article is to facilitate understanding of child maltreatment fatality review processes and their outcomes.

 

The Dark Side of the Rainbow: Queer Women’s Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence Harden, J., McAllister, P., Spencer, C.M., & Stith, S.M. (2022). Trauma, Violence, & Abuse , 23(1), 301 - 313.

Type of Profession: Academics (Educators/Researchers), Advocates, Clerks/Other Court Personnel, Health Care Professionals, Judges, Law Enforcement, Mental Health Professionals, Prosecutors, Other Attorneys
Volume: Volume 5/Issue 2 - THE EXCHANGE - April 2022
Keywords: Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) (Domestic Violence)

Summary:

The purpose of this study was to raise awareness of how IPV operates within female same-gender relationships.  Findings can serve to inform helping professionals about working within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, plus various additional sexual minorities’ communities and survivors of  same-gender violence.

 

Differences Between Sexual and Nonsexual Homicides of Women in the United States: Findings from the National Violent Death Reporting System Brown, N.F. DeV., & Watson, A.E.N. (2022). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0(0), 1-25.

Type of Profession: Academics (Educators/Researchers), Clerks/Other Court Personnel, Health Care Professionals, Judges, Law Enforcement, Mental Health Professionals, Prosecutors, Other Attorneys
Volume: Volume 5/Issue 2 - THE EXCHANGE - April 2022
Keywords: Sexual Assault

Summary:

This study examined data on female homicides.  Findings highlight important differences between sexual and non-sexual homicides. SH victims were more likely to be single, have a substance abuse problem or engaged in prostitution. SH suspects were more likely to be male, use an illicit substance in the preceding hours, or had recent contact with police. SH was more likely to occur in a hotel/motel, by asphyxiation, be perpetrated against an acquaintance, or be precipitated by another serious crime.

 

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