THE EXCHANGE: Current Volume/Issue

Volume 5, Issue 2
April 2022


RESEARCH ABSTRACTS


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

Intimate Partner Violence and Subsequent Violent Offending Among Handgun Purchasers Tomsich, E.A., Schleimer, J., Wright, M.A., Stewart, S.L., Wintemute, G.J., & Kagawa, R.M.C. (2021). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0(0), 1 – 29.

Summary:

This study examined a adults who had legally purchased a handgun in 2001 and followed them through 2013. The study compared adult gun purchasers who had no criminal history at the time of purchase to those with a history of only IPV charges.  Those with a criminal history were at increased risk of subsequent arrest for a violent (i.e., murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault; or an IPV crime). 

 

Intimate Partner Violence and Mental Health Outcomes Among Hispanic Women in the United States: A Scoping Review Reyes, M.E., Simpson, L., Sullivan, T.P., Contractor, A.A., & Weiss, N.H. (2021). Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 1 – 19, DOI: 10.1177/15248380211043815.

Summary:

This review synthesized existing knowledge based on IPV and mental health outcomes among Hispanic women.  Findings identified a need to examine mental health outcomes understudied in relation to IPV among Hispanic women.

 

Risk Factors for Severe Violence in Intimate Partner Stalking Situations: An Analysis of Police Record Bendlin, M., & Sheridan, L. (2021). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(17-18), 7895–7916.

Summary:

The present study aims to identify factors associate with nonviolent, moderate, and severe physical violence within a sample of domestically violent police incident reports where stalking had also occurred.

 

The Relationship of DNA Evidence to Prosecution Outcomes in Sexual Assault Cases Cross, T.P., Siller, L., Vlajnic, M. & Alderden, M. (2022). Violence Against Women, 1 – 23.

Summary:

This study examined the relationship between DNA evidence and outcomes of prosecution of sexual assault. Results suggest DNA evidence contributes to case progression but also is a result of it.

 


SELECT RECENT KENTUCKY APPELLATE CASES

Access to Appellate Cases Made Possible by the Administrative Office of the Courts
Violence Against Women; Evidentiary Issues; Voir Dire
Court: Supreme Court
Case Number: 2020-SC-0289-MR
Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: December 16, 2021
Domestic Violence; Spousal Privilege; KRE 504
Court: Supreme Court
Case Number: 2021-SC-0041-MR
Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: January 20, 2022
Domestic Violence Order Reissuance
Court: Court of Appeals
Case Number: 2021-CA-0787-ME
Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: February 4, 2022
Domestic Violence Order
Court: Court of Appeals
Case Number: 2021-CA-1100-ME
Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: February 25, 2022
Interpersonal Protective Order
Court: Court of Appeals
Case Number: 2021-CA-0629-ME
Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: January 28, 2022
Domestic Violence Order
Court: Court of Appeals
Case Number: 2020-CA-1422-ME
Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: January 7, 2022