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Latest research on violence against women – <br>2 Nov 2016
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Latest research on violence against women –
2 Nov 2016

Tuesday, 1st November 2016

This fortnight’s research looks at domestic violence definitions and standards; the relationship between intimate partner violence and suicide; the Third Action Plan 2016-2019 of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children, and more.

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Australia. Department of Social Services. (2016). Third Action Plan 2016-2019 of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their children. Canberra: DSS.

Australia. Department of Social Services. (2016). Third Action Plan 2016-2019 of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their children: Easy read. Canberra: DSS.

Cooper, P. (2016). A double first in child sexual assault cases in NSW: Notes from the first witness intermediary and pre-recorded cross-examination cases. Alternative Law Journal, 41(3), 191-194.

MacIsaac, M.B., Bugeja, L.C., & Jelinek, G.A. (2016). The association between exposure to interpersonal violence and suicide among women: A systematic reviewAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, [early view]. DOI:10.1111/1753-6405.12594

Morgan, M., & Coombes, L. (2016). Protective mothers: Women’s understandings of protecting children in the context of legal interventions into intimate partner violence. Australian Community Psychologist, 28(1), 59-78.

Stainton, L. (2016). Children as the forgotten victims of domestic and family violence: Time for reform in Western Australian refugesAustralian Community Psychologist, 28(1), 79-88.

Woodlock, D. (2016). The abuse of technology in domestic violence and stalkingViolence Against Women, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1177/1077801216646277


Barocas, B., Emery, D., & Mills, L.G. (2016). Changing the domestic violence narrative: Aligning definitions and standards. Journal of Family Violence, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1007/s10896-016-9885-0

Edwards, K.M., Banyard, V.L., Moschella, E.A., & Seavey, K.M. (2016). Rural young adults’ lay theories of intimate partner violence: A qualitative examinationAmerican Journal of Community Psychology, [early view]. DOI:10.1002/ajcp.12095

European Institute for Gender Equality. (2016). Promoting gender equality in academia and research institutions. Vilnius, Lithuania: EIGE.

Jeglic, E.L., & Calkins, C. (Eds.). (2016). Sexual violence: Evidence based policy and prevention. New York: Springer International.

Kohn, L.S. (2016). The false promise of custody in domestic violence protection ordersDePaul Law Review, 65(3), 1001-1053.

Koppa, V. (2016). Can domestic violence victim screening and active safety counseling save lives? Nacogdoches, TX: Stephen F. Austin State University.

Macy, R.J., Martin, S.L., Ogbonnaya, I.N., & Rizo, C.F. (2016). What do domestic violence and sexual assault service providers need to know about survivors to deliver services? Violence Against Women, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1177/1077801216671222

Opsal, T., Aguilar, J., & Briggs, S. (2016). The promises and pitfalls of engaging male juvenile offenders in gender violence prevention and bystander education. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1177/0886260516675466

Sanders, T. (2016). The Oxford handbook of sex offences and sex offenders. New York: Oxford University Press.

Shaw, J., Campbell, R., & Cain, D. (2016). The view from inside the system: How police explain their response to sexual assaultAmerican Journal of Community Psychology, [early view]. DOI:10.1002/ajcp.12096

Twinley, R. (2016). The perceived impacts of woman-to-woman rape and sexual assault, and the subsequent experience of disclosure, reaction, and support on victim/survivors’ subjective experience of occupation (Doctoral dissertation). Plymouth, UK: Plymouth University.

Wolford-Clevenger, C., & Smith, P.N. (2016). The conditional indirect effects of suicide attempt history and psychiatric symptoms on the association between intimate partner violence and suicide ideationPersonality and Individual Differences, 106, 46-51.

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