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When daddy stalks mommy: Experiences of intimate partner stalking and involvement of social and legal authorities when stalker and victim have children together. Løkkegaard, S.S., Hansen, N.B., Wolf, N.M., & Elklit, A. (2019). Violence Against Women, 1 – 19.

Type of Profession: Advocates, Judges, Law Enforcement, Other Attorneys, Prosecutors
Volume: Volume 2/Issue 2 - THE EXCHANGE - April 2019
Keywords: Intimate partner violence (IPV) (domestic violence), Stalking

Summary: Most stalkers are current/former intimates, and the severity of stalking often increases when the stalker and victim share children. This study revealed rates of stalking when the victim and offender had shared children; that friends or family members of the stalker were involved in his stalking; and the children were also targeted. Encounters with several agencies were common, but respondents were often not recognized as victims of stalking and were demoralized by extensive case proceedings.

The effect of victim resistance on rape completion: A meta-analysis. Wong, J.S. & Balemba, S. (2018). Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 19(3), 352 - 365.

Type of Profession: Advocates, Judges, Law Enforcement, Other Attorneys, Prosecutors
Volume: Volume 2/Issue 2 - THE EXCHANGE - April 2019
Keywords: Sexual assault

Summary: When confronted with a rapist, women are understandably concerned with avoiding rape completion. Results from this literature review suggest that women who resist their attacker (physical, verbal, or resistance of any kind) are significantly more likely to avoid the rape. Importantly, the study notes risks, including increased victim injury, that accompany resistance.

Homicides and weapons: Examining the covariates of weapon choice. Pelletier, K.R., & Pizarro, J.M. (2019). Homicide Studies, 23(10), 41-63.

Type of Profession: Advocates, Judges, Law Enforcement, Other Attorneys, Prosecutors
Volume: Volume 2/Issue 2 - THE EXCHANGE - April 2019
Keywords: Other crime or violence

Summary: This study analyzed the choice of weapons in homicide cases. Findings suggest that firearms are more likely to be carried on the offender’s person to the scene relative to other weapon types. The use of types of weapons is also impacted by age, gender, victim-offender relationship and lifestyle characteristics.

Body recovery after the “First 48”: Implications for sexual homicide investigations. Reale, K., & Beauregard, E. (2018). Homicide Studies, 1 -19.

Type of Profession: Advocates, Judges, Other Attorneys, Prosecutors
Volume: Volume 2/Issue 2 - THE EXCHANGE - April 2019
Keywords: Sexual assault, Other crime or violence

Summary: This study explored factors influencing body recovery in sexual homicide cases. Offender characteristics, victimology, contact scene and body recovery locations, and forensic awareness strategies used by the offender predicted body recovery after the first 48 hours.

Factors related to depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in shelter-based abused women. Jonker, I.E., Lako, D.A.M., Beijersbergen, M.D., Sijbrandij, M., van Hemert, A.M., & Wolf, J.R.L.M. (2018). This study examined the variables associated with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in abused women who were residing in protective shelters. Violence Against Women, 1 – 20.

Type of Profession: Advocates, Health Care Professionals, Mental Health Professionals
Volume: Volume 2/Issue 2 - THE EXCHANGE - April 2019
Keywords: Intimate partner violence (IPV) (domestic violence)

Summary: This study examined the variables associated with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in abused women who were residing in protective shelters.

Characteristics of different types of childhood violence and the risk of revictimization. Strøm, I.F., Aakvaag, H.E., & Wentzel-Larsen, T. (2019). Violence Against Women, 1 – 21.

Type of Profession: Advocates, Health Care Professionals, Mental Health Professionals
Volume: Volume 2/Issue 2 - THE EXCHANGE - April 2019
Keywords: Sexual assault, Other crime or violence

Summary: This study investigates the characteristics of different forms of childhood abuse and their association with revictimization among women and men. Results from the study showed that exposure to childhood abuse, regardless of type, was associated with adult victimization.

Sexual assault and cancer screening among men and women. Alcalá, H.E., Keim-Malpass, J., & Mitchell, E.M. (2018). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-17.

Type of Profession: Advocates, Health Care Professionals, Mental Health Professionals
Volume: Volume 2/Issue 2 - THE EXCHANGE - April 2019
Keywords: Sexual assault, Other crime or violence

Summary: This study explores whether sexual victimization impacts patterns of cancer screening among men andwomen. It found that lifetime experiences of sexual assault are associated with lower rates of cancer screening behaviors.

Characteristics of sexual abuse among individuals with serious mental illnesses. Kmett, J.A. & Eack, S.M. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33(17), 2725 – 2744

Type of Profession: Advocates, Health Care Professionals, Mental Health Professionals
Volume: Volume 2/Issue 2 - THE EXCHANGE - April 2019
Keywords: Sexual assault

Summary: This study characterized the nature of sexual abuse among individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) under psychiatric care. Those with SA histories had significantly higher psychopathology and lower functioning and were more likely to be diagnosed with depression but less likely to be substance dependent.

The intersection of stalking and the severity of intimate partner abuse. Brady, P.Q. & Hayes, B.E. (2018) Violence and Victims, 33(2), 218 – 238

Type of Profession: Advocates, Judges, Law Enforcement, Mental Health Professionals, Prosecutors
Volume: Volume 2/Issue 1 - THE EXCHANGE - January 2019
Keywords: Intimate partner violence (IPV) (domestic violence), Stalking

Summary:

This study examined the connection between stalking and the level of severity of intimate partner abuse and reports factors associated with more risk to victims.

The impact of adverse childhood events on the sexual and mental health of women experiencing intimate partner violence. Willie, T.C., Kershaw, T., & Sullivan, T.P. (2018) Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1 – 22

Type of Profession: Advocates, Health Care Professionals, Mental Health Professionals
Volume: Volume 2/Issue 1 - THE EXCHANGE - January 2019
Keywords: Intimate partner violence (IPV) (domestic violence)

Summary:

This study identified profiles of Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) and their association with depressive and posttraumatic stress symptoms and sexual risk behaviors in women experiencing intimate partner violence.

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