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Latest research on violence against women and their children –
31 August 2016

Tuesday, 30th August 2016

New research including IPV and family therapy, justice for older women, family law in Australia, and a new book on domestic violence perpetrators.

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Brown, J. (2016). Intimate partner violence and its relationship to couple and family therapy in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 37(1): 133-136.

Day, A., & White, J. (2016). Violence – a psychological perspective. Bulletin (Law Society of South Australia), 38(3): 12-13.

Fileborn, B. (2016). Sexual assault and justice for older women: A critical review of the literature. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1177/1524838016641666 

King, C., Easteal, P., Hopkins, A., & Bartels, L. (2016). Did defensive homicide in Victoria provide a safety net for battered women who kill? A case study analysis. Monash Law Review 42(1): 138-178.

Laing, L. (2016). Secondary victimization: Domestic violence survivors navigating the family law system. Violence Against Women, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1177/1077801216659942

Stavrou, E., Poynton, S., & Weatherburn, D. (2016). Parole release authority and re-offending (Contemporary issues in crime and justice no. 194). Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.


Cale, J., & Lussier, P. (2016). Understanding the origins and the development of rape and sexual aggression against women: Four generations of research and theorizing. Aggression and Violent Behavior, [in press]. DOI:dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2016.07.008

Devaney, J., & Lazenbatt, A. (2016). Domestic violence perpetrators: Evidence-informed responses (Routledge advances in social work). Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Iratzoqui, A., & Watts, S.J. (2016). Longitudinal risks for domestic violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, [ahead-of-print]. DOI: 10.1177/088626051666389

Lorenz, K., & Ullman, S.E. (2016). Alcohol and sexual assault victimization: Research findings and future directions. Aggression and Violent Behavior, [in press]. DOI:dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2016.08.001

Sparks, E.P., & Gruelle, K. (2017). Intimate partner violence: Effective procedure, response and policy. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Sullivan, C., Bomsta, H.D., & Hacskaylo, M.A. (2016). Flexible funding as a promising strategy to prevent homelessness for survivors of intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1177/0886260516664318

Xu, L., Carpenter-Aeby, T., Aeby, V.G., Lu, W., Fisher, L., Hardee, M., & Rowson, N. (2016). A systematic review of the literature: Exploring correlates of sexual assault and homelessness. Tropical Medicine & Surgery, 4(2): 212-223.

Zaleski, K.L., Gunderson, K.K., Baes, J., Estupinian, E., & Vergara, A. (2016). Exploring rape culture in social media forums. Computers in Human Behavior, 63: 922-927.




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