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Latest research on violence against women –
26 Oct 2016

Monday, 24th October 2016

Research this fortnight looks at domestic violence in nursing training, domestic violence policing, LGBTQ intimate partner violence, and more.

Read more…


Doran, F., & Hutchinson, M. (2016). Student nurses’ knowledge and attitudes towards domestic violence: Results of survey highlight need for continued attention to undergraduate curriculumJournal of Clinical Nursing, [in press]. DOI:10.1111/jocn.13325

Markham, F., Doran, B., & Young, M. (2016). The relationship between electronic gaming machine accessibility and police-recorded domestic violence: A spatio-temporal analysis of 654 postcodes in Victoria, Australia, 2005–2014Social Sciences & Medicine, 162, 106-114.

Morley, C. (2016). Practising critical reflection to develop emancipatory change: Challenging the legal response to sexual assault. New York: Routledge.

Quilter, J., McNamara, L.J., Seear, K., & Room, R. (2016). Criminal law and the effects of alcohol and other drugs: A national study of the significance of “intoxication” in Australian legislation. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 39(3), 913-949.

Sheehy, E., Stubbs, J., & Tolmie, J. (2015). When self defence fails. In K. Fitz-Gibbon & A. Freiberg (Eds.), Homicide law reform in Victoria: Retrospect and prospects (pp. 110-127). Annanndale, NSW: Federation Press.

Stubbs, J. (2016). Searching for integrity in domestic violence policing. In J. Hunter, P. Roberts, S. Young & D. Dixon (Eds.), Integrity in the criminal process: From theory into practice (pp. 53-74). Oxford, UK: Hart UK.


Bohall, G., Bautista, M.-J., & Musson, S. (2016). Intimate partner violence and the Duluth Model: An examination of the model and recommendations for future research and practice.  Journal of Family Violence, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1007/s10896-016-9888-x

Bressler, C., Brink, F.W., & Crichton, K.G. (2016). Screening for intimate partner violence in the pediatric emergency department. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1016/j.cpem.2016.10.002

Cross, P. (2016). When shared parenting and the safety of women and children collide.  Ontario, Canada: Luke’s Place Support and Resource Centre.

Garland, T.S., Poliscastro, C., Richards, T.N., & Miller, K.S. (2016). Blaming the victim: University student attitudes toward bullyingJournal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1080/10926771.2016.1194940

Hoeft, J. (2016). Queering intimate partner violenceSacred Spaces: The E-Journal of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, 8, 48-74.

Kaur, R. (Ed.). (2016). Too many men, too few women: Social consequences of the gender imbalance in India and China. Telangana, India: Orient Blackswan.

Oehme, K., Prost, S.G., & Saunders, D.G. (2016). Police responses to cases of officer-involved domestic violence: The effects of a brief web-based training. Policing: a Journal of Policy and Practice, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1093/police/paw039

Rosen, T., Bloeman, E.M., LoFaso, V.M., Clark, S., Flomenbaum, N.E., Breckman, R. … Pillemer, K. (2016). Acute precipitants of physical elder abuse qualitative analysis of legal records from highly adjudicated casesJournal of Interpersonal Violence, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1177/0886260516662305

Szilassy, E., Drinkwater, J., Hesteer, M., Stanley, N., & Feder, G. (2016). Making the links between domestic violence and child safeguarding: An evidence-based pilot training for general practiceHealth and Social Care, [early view]. DOI:10.1111/hsc.12401

Tharp, A.T., Sherman, M., Holland, K., Townsend, B., & Bowling, U. (2016). A qualitative study of male veterans’ violence perpetration and treatment preferencesMilitary Medicine, 181(8), 735-739.

Waters, E., Jindasurat, C., & Wolfe, C. (2016). Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected hate violence in 2015. New York: National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs.

Yap, M., Wagman, J., Fielding-Miller, R., & Raj, A. (2016). Campus sexual assault in the U.S.: What research tells us. San Diego: UC San Diego Center on Gender Equality and Health.


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