THE EXCHANGE: Current Volume/Issue

Volume 2, Issue 1
January 2019


RESEARCH ABSTRACTS


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

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

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.

“You better say your prayers and get ready”: Guns within the context of partner abuse. Lynch, K.R., & Logan, TK. (2018) Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33(4), 686 – 711

Summary:

This study focused on how women in Kentucky who have experienced IPV feel about gun violence and protections from gun violence.

Insomnia, posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, and danger: Their impact on victims’ return to court for orders of protection. Mazzotta, C.M., Crean, H.F., Pigeon, W.R., & Cerulli, C. (2018) Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1 – 21

Summary:

This study explored associations between insomnia, PTSD symptoms, danger, and victim socio-demographics, and whether victims pursue permanent protective orders. 

Intoxicated but not incapacitated: Are there effective methods to assist juries in interpreting evidence of voluntary complainant intoxication in cases of rape? Nitschke, F.T., Masser, B.M., McKimmie, B.M., & Riachi, M. (2018) Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1 – 25

Summary:

This study examined whether providing judicial instructions about how jurors should make use of complainant intoxication evidence assists jurors to use this evidence appropriately.

Mandatory reporting of domestic violence: What do abuse survivors think and what variables influence those opinions? Jordan, C.E., & Pritchard, A.J. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1 – 21

Summary:

This study explored the views on domestic violence mandatory reporting among 388 women served by Kentucky domestic violence shelters. Findings from the study were coupled with leadership from the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence to substantially amend the domestic violence reporting law.

What factors influence whether homicide cases are solved? Insights from qualitative research with detectives in Great Britain and the United States. Brookman, F., Maguire, E.R., & Maguire, M. (2018) Homicide Studies, 1 – 30

Summary:

This article explores the views of homicide detectives in Great Britain and the U.S. regarding factors that affect the chances of solving homicides.

Police response to children present at domestic violence incidents. Swerin, D.D., Bostaph, L.G., King, L.L., & Gillespie, L.K. Child Maltreatment, 23(4), 417 – 425

Summary:

The present study identifies (1) how often children are present at DV incidents, (2) how often police officers speak directly with children who are present and what factors impact this decision, and (3) the impact of child presence on police response.


SELECT RECENT KENTUCKY APPELLATE CASES

Access to Appellate Cases Made Possible by the Administrative Office of the Courts
Domestic Violence-Related Kidnapping with Severe Injury
Court: Supreme Court
Case Number:

2017-SC-000593-MR


Case Status: Published Case
Rendered Date: September 27, 2018
Assault 1st and PFO Case Involving Juror and Evidence Issues
Court: Supreme Court
Case Number:

2017-SC-000448-MR


Case Status: Published Case
Rendered Date: August 16, 2018
Vacating DVO due to Lack of Proper Summons and Notice of Hearing
Court: Court of Appeals
Case Number:

2017-CA-002033-ME


Case Status: Published Case
Rendered Date: October 12, 2018
Relevance of Past Incidents of Abuse in Issuance of DVO
Court: Court of Appeals
Case Number:

2018-CA-000533-ME


Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: August 31, 2018
Conviction on Sexual Assault with Appeal Related to Miranda Warning
Court: Court of Appeals
Case Number:

2017-CA-000940-MR


Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: September 28, 2018
Domestic Violence As Part of Dissolution Case
Court: Court of Appeals
Case Number:

2017-CA-001173-ME


Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: November 9, 2018
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