THE EXCHANGE: Current Volume/Issue

Volume 4, Issue 2
April 2021


RESEARCH ABSTRACTS


Adolescent victims of physical dating violence: Why do they stay in abusive relationships? Muňoz-Rivas, Ronzón-Tirado, Redondo, N., & Cassinello, M.D.Z. (2021). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1 – 20.

Summary:

The objective of this study was to understand the stay/leave decisions of adolescent victims of physical dating violence.

Why do women talk about it? Reasons for disclosure of sexual victimization and associated symptomology. Carson, K.W., Babad, S., Brown, E.J., & Nikulina, V. (2021). Violence Against Women, 1 – 22.

Summary:

This study aimed to further understand the experiences of female survivors (aged 18–29 years) by identifying their reason for disclosure of sexual assault and how reasons relate to depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptomology.

Caught in the crossroad: An intersectional examination of African American women intimate partner violence survivors’ help-seeking. Waller, B.Y., Harris, J., & Quinn, C.R. (2021). Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 1 -14.

Summary:

This study conducted a review of existing literature to create a better understanding of the intersections of IPV and help-seeking behavior among African American women.

Correlates of incoming male college students’ proclivity to perpetrate sexual assault. Palmer, J.E., McMahon, S., & Fissel, E. (2021). Violence Against Women, 27(3-4), 507 – 528.

Summary:

This study examined the tendency of incoming male college students to perpetrate sexual assault. Findings showed that the number of male students who indicated being “extremely likely” to perpetrate sexual assault was rather low (force: 0.6%, incapacitation: 0.7%), but only 80% and 74% of men in this study indicated they were “not at all likely” to perpetrate using force or incapacitation, respectively, if they were assured that no one would know and that they could in no way be punished.

The perfect storm: Hidden risk of child maltreatment during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Rodriguez, C.M., Lee, S.J., Ward, K.P., & Pu, D.F. (2020) Child Maltreatment, I1 -13.

Summary:

This paper describes two studies conducted early in the pandemic to evaluate its impact on the risk of child maltreatment. In one study, parents reported increased physical assault, verbal conflict, and neglect associated with their perceived stress and loneliness. In the second study, parents reported increased parent-child conflict, which was associated with child abuse risk.

Pregnancy outcomes of women hospitalized for physical assault, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence. Auger, N., Low, N., Lee, G.E., Ayoub, A., & Luu, T.M. (2021). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1 – 26.

Summary:

This study examined the association of assault before and during pregnancy with maternal and infant outcomes at delivery. The risk of adverse outcomes was particularly strong for women hospitalized twice or more.

Risk factors for child death during an intimate partner homicide: A case control study. Lyons, V.H., Adhia, A., Moe, C.A., Kernic, M.A., Schiller, M., Bowen, A., Rivara, F.P., & Rowhani-Rahbar, A. (2020). Child Maltreatment, 1 – 7.

Summary:

This study examined the risk factors for children being killed in the course of an incident of intimate partner homicide.

Still in the shadows: The unresponsiveness of stalking prosecution rates to increased legislative attention. Bouffard, L.A., Bouffard, J.A., Nobles, M.R., & Askew, L. (2021). Journal of Criminal Justice, 2 – 10.

Summary:

This study used court data to examine trends in stalking cases following two major revisions of Texas anti-stalking statutes. Results demonstrate stalking remains rarely prosecuted despite increasing awareness and provisions for enhanced penalties under law.


SELECT RECENT KENTUCKY APPELLATE CASES

Access to Appellate Cases Made Possible by the Administrative Office of the Courts
Violence Against Women; Murder; Extreme Emotional Distress
Court: Supreme Court
Case Number:

2019-SC-0181-MR


Case Status: Published Case
Rendered Date: January 21, 2021
Sex Offender Registration Act and Lifetime Registration Requirement
Court: Supreme Court
Case Number:

2019-SC-0201-DG


Case Status: Published Case
Rendered Date: February 18, 2021
Interpersonal Protective Order and Sexual Abuse Allegation
Court: Court of Appeals
Case Number:

2020-CA-0265-ME


Case Status: Published Case
Rendered Date: January 8, 2021
Domestic Violence Order Remanded for Relying on Reference to Oral Findings
Court: Court of Appeals
Case Number:

2020-CA-0761-ME


Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: January 8, 2021
Domestic Violence Order Reversed for Lack of Sufficient Evidence
Court: Court of Appeals
Case Number:

2020-CA-0699-ME


Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: January 15, 2021
Domestic Violence Order Denied Due to Expiration and Residence of Parties
Court: Court of Appeals
Case Number:

2020-CA-0240-ME


Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: March 5, 2021
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