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14 Sept 2016

Wednesday, 14th September 2016


Braun, K. (2016). “Till death us do part”: Homicide defenses for women in abusive relationships – similar problems – different responses in Germany and Australia. Violence Against Women, [ahead-of-print]. DOI: 10.1177/1077801216656832

Cale, J., Tzoumakis, S., Leclerc, B., & Breckenridge, J. (2017). Patterns of Intimate Partner Violence victimization among Australia and New Zealand female university students: An initial examination of child maltreatment and self-reported depressive symptoms across profiles. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1177/0004865816666615

Chiu, Y.-N., & Leclerc, B. (2016). An examination of sexual offenses against women by acquaintances: The utility of a script framework for prevention purposes. In B. Leclerc & E.U. Savona (Eds.), Crime prevention in the 21st Century (pp. 59-76). Geneva, Switzerland: Springer International.

Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council. (2016). Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council six-month report: Dec 2016 – May 2016. Brisbane: Author.

Gartland, D., Woolhouse, H., Giallo, R., McDonald, E., Hegarty, K., Mensah, F., … Brown, S.J. (2016). Vulnerability to intimate partner violence and poor mental health in the first 4-year postpartum among mothers reporting childhood abuse: An Australian pregnancy cohort study. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, [online]. DOI:10.1007/s00737-016-0659-8

Nagy, V., & Powell, A. (2016). Legalising sex work: The regulation of ‘risk’ in Australian prostitution law reform. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 28(1): 1-16.

Sutherland, G., McCormack, A., Easteal, P., Holland, K., & Pirkis, J. (2016). Media guidelines for the responsible reporting of violence against women: A review of evidence and issues. Australian Journalism Review, 38(1): 5-17.

Waterhouse-Watson, D. (2016). It’s more than a job: discourse and the treatment of elite footballers accused of sexual violence. Media International Australia, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1177/1329878X16665001


Brennan, C.L., Swartout, K.M., Cook, S.L., & Parrott, D.J. (2016). A qualitative analysis of offenders’ emotional responses to perpetrating sexual assault. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, [ahead-of-print]. DOI: 10.1177/1079063216667917

DeKeseredy, W.S. (2016). Understanding woman abuse in intimate heterosexual relationships: The enduring relevance of feminist ways of knowing. Journal of Family Violence, [ahead-of-print]. DOI: 10.1007/s10896-016-9861-8

Fahlberg, A., & Pepper, M. (2016). Masculinity and sexual violence: Assessing the state of the field. Sociology Compass, 10(8): 673-683.

Jung, S., & Buro, K. (2016). Appraising risk for intimate partner violence in a police context. Criminal Justice and Behavior [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1177/0093854816667974

Kaseweter, K., Woodworth, M., Logan, M., & Freimuth, T. (2016). High-risk sexual offenders: Towards a new typology. Journal of Criminal Justice, 47: 123-132.

Morrison, P.K., Hawker, L., Miller, E.P., Cluss, P.A., George, D., Fleming, R., … Chang, J.C. (2016). The operational challenges for batterer intervention programs: Results from a 2-year study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1177/0886260516662307

Papp, L.J., Liss, M., Erchull, M.J., Godfrey, H., & Waaland-Kreutzer, L. (2016). The dark side of heterosexual romance: Endorsement of romantic beliefs relates to intimate partner violence. Sex Roles, [online]. DOI:10.1007/s11199-016-0668-0



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