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Volume 2, Issue 2
April 2019


RESEARCH ABSTRACTS


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.


SELECT RECENT KENTUCKY APPELLATE CASES

Access to Appellate Cases Made Possible by the Administrative Office of the Courts
Permitting the Commonwealth to Ask Defendant’s Psychiatrist a Hypothetical Question
Court: Supreme Court
Case Number: 2014-SC-000572-MR
Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: December 17, 2015
Jury Instructions in Domestic Violence-Related Homicide Case
Court: Supreme Court
Case Number: 2017-SC-000238-MR
Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: December 13, 2018
Presence of DVO in Court’s Decision to Give Petitioner Sole Custody
Court: Court of Appeals
Case Number: 2017-CA-000889-ME
Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: January 11, 2019
Violation of DVO by Indirect Contempt of Court
Court: Court of Appeals
Case Number: 2017-CA-001995-ME
Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: February 1, 2019
Double Jeopardy Claim in Sexual Offense Case
Court: Court of Appeals
Case Number: 2017-CA-000132-MR
Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: February 8, 2019
Domestic Violence-Related Assault and Sex Offenses with Appeal on Denial of Directed Verdict and Other Issues
Court: Court of Appeals
Case Number: 2017-CA-000897-MR
Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: February 15, 2019
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