THE EXCHANGE: Current Volume/Issue

Volume 5, Issue 2
April 2022


RESEARCH ABSTRACTS


Mock Jurors’ Perceptions of Child Sexual Abuse Cases: Investigating the Role of Delayed Disclosure and Relationship to the Perpetrator Miller, Q.C., Call, A.A., & London, K. (2022). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0(0), 1 – 23.

Summary:

This study explored the role of delay in cases involving family member (stepfather) versus non-family member (next-door neighbor) defendants. Jurors’ perceptions of delayed disclosure may vary as a function of the closeness of the victim’s relationship to the defendant. Understanding how potential jurors react to these variables is of critical value for the courts and will advance our insight on the need for trial-level safeguards.

 

Reproductive Coercion, Intimate Partner Violence, and Unintended Pregnancy Among Latina Women Grace, K.T., Decker, M.R., Alexander, K.A., Campbell, J., Miller, E., Perrin, N., & Glass, N. (2022). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37(3-4), 1604–1636.

Summary:

The study examined the prevalence and risk factors for reproductive coercion (RC), IPV, and unintended pregnancy among Latina women. The study highlights the risk of RC and its intersection with IPV and unintended pregnancy for Latina women and explores use of safety and harm reduction strategies.

 

Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Jewish Community: A Literature Review Lusky-Weisrose, E., Marmor, A., & Tener, D. (2021). Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 22(5), 1086 – 1103.

Summary:

This study reviewed the literature on sexual abuse within the Orthodox Jewish community (OJC) and reports of the experiences of victims, perpetrators, the Jewish and general community, and professionals in the North America, Israel, and Australia. Results suggest that promoting interventions based on community knowledge and resilience, together with training in order to better understand the needs of the OJC and of closed communities in general.

 

Stressors of Rape Crisis Work from the Perspectives of Advocates with and without Sexual Assault Victimization History Mihelivoca, M., Wegrzyn, A., Brown, M., & Greeson, M.R. (2021). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(19-20), 10766 – 10789.

Summary:

Volunteer survivor advocates are vital to the provision of services by Rape Crisis Centers.  Findings from the study have implications for supporting advocates by better understanding the stressors that may lead to negative outcomes and informing individual coping, training, and overall organizational support of advocates.

 

Women of Color Student Survivors’ Perceptions of Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Programming Karunaratne, N. & Harris, J.C. (2022). Violence Against Women, 1-24.

Summary:

This study focused on the experience of Women of Color undergraduate student survivors’ perceptions of campus sexual assault prevention programming. Findings highlight the need for continued research investigating the standpoints of Women of Color students to better inform effective prevention efforts.

 

The Role of Mental Health Courts in Mitigating Family Violence Linhorst, D.M., Kondrat, D., Eikenberry, J., & P. A. Dirks-Linhorst. (2022). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31(7-8), 3779 – 3800.

Summary:

Mental health courts are one means to mitigate violence against family members by people with mental illness. This study identified the rate at which cases of family violence come before a mental health court and the success of defendants charged with assaulting family members. Most eligible defendants who assaulted family members participated in the court program, and among those who did, 72.2% successfully completed.

 


SELECT RECENT KENTUCKY APPELLATE CASES

Access to Appellate Cases Made Possible by the Administrative Office of the Courts
Criminal Law; Sex Offenses; Attempt Crimes; Post-Incarceration Supervision
Court: Supreme Court
Case Number: 2020-SC-0300-DG
Case Status: Published Case
Rendered Date: April 28, 2022
Robbery; Burglary; Sexual Assault
Court: Supreme Court
Case Number: 2021-SC-0032-MR
Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: April 28, 2022
Domestic Violence Order
Court: Court of Appeals
Case Number: 2021-CA-0712-ME
Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: May 13, 2022
Domestic Violence Order Reissuance
Court: Court of Appeals
Case Number: 2021-CA-1012-ME
Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: April 22, 2022
Domestic Violence Order; Temporary Custody
Court: Court of Appeals
Case Number: 2021-CA-0595-ME
Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: March 18, 2022
Domestic Violence Order Reissuance
Court: Court of Appeals
Case Number: 2021-CA-0876-ME
Case Status: Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: February 25, 2022