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Rape Related Pregnancy and Association with Reproductive Coercion in the U.S.

Articles or Reports | December 1, 2018
Author: Other

Rape-related pregnancy is a public health problem where sexual violence and reproductive health intersect; yet, there is a dearth of research to inform public health practice. The authors examined the prevalence and characteristics of rape-related pregnancy in U.S. women and its association with intimate partner reproductive coercion.

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Rape Shield Statutes

Tools & Templates | March 1, 2011
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Rape Survivor’s Experience with the Legal and Medical Systems

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2006
Author: Other

This study used a naturalistic quasi-experimental design to examine whether rape survivors who had the assistance of rape victim advocates had more positive experiences with the legal and medical systems compared to those who did not work with advocates.

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Rape Survivors Speak Out

Articles or Reports | January 1, 1996
Author: Other

This article features a victim of sexual assault sharing her personal account of rape.

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Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

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Operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and operates the DoD Safe helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carriers out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

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Raped or “Seduced”? How Language Helps Shape Our Response to Sexual Violence

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2013
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The language we use to discuss sexual violence helps shape our response to it. Legal language is particularly influential in defining how we talk about sexual violence and in creating or reinforcing societal attitudes on the issue. This interactive module explores the research on the language we use to describe sexual violence, why that language is important, and how the use of accurate language by the judiciary has a far-reaching impact on societal understanding of and responses to sexual violence.

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Real Rape: How the Legal System Victimizes Women who Say No

Book | October 15, 1988
Author: Other

Many men believe that they can force women to have sex against their will and that it isn’t rape–at least, not if the man knows the women and doesn’t beat her up or wield a weapon. The law’s casual treatment of such rape cases is the subject of this pioneering book, which is both a powerful exposé of the often shocking facts and a trenchantly written call for reform.

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Recommendations for the Medical/Radiographic Evaluation of Acute Adult, Non-Fatal Strangulation

Tools & Templates | September 1, 2016
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Prepared by Bill Smock, MD and Sally Sturgeon, DNP, SANE-A Office of the Police Surgeon, Louisville Metro Police Department.

Endorsed by the National Medical Advisory Committee: Bill Smock, MD, Chair; Cathy Baldwin, MD; William Green, MD; Dean Hawley, MD; Ralph Riviello, MD; Heather Rozzi, MD; Steve Stapczynski, MD; Ellen Tailiaferro, MD; Michael Weaver, MD

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Rehab Center: Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence: Dual Treatment Exists

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Treatment of substance abuse and domestic violence on their own can oftentimes be difficult, but add them together and finding a suitable and sustainable treatment program suddenly becomes tremendously more complex. That’s why it is so important to choose a dual-diagnosis treatment facility that is knowledgeable and experienced with both.

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Relational Caring: The Use of the Victim Impact Statement by Sexually Assaulted Women

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2014
Author: Other

Much remains unknown about the unique motivations, strategies, and experiences of sexually assaulted women who have completed a VIS. This article is designed to address these issues. It begins with a canvass of VIS research. It next discusses findings drawn from interviews with victims, victim services workers, and feminist advocates across Canada. It concludes with a discussion of the broader social, legal, and therapeutic implications of an ethic of care, which prompts victims to use the VIS to prioritize the harms and the needs of others.

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Repairing the Harm: A New Vision for Crime Victim Compensation for America

Articles or Reports | July 1, 2004
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Our hope is that this report will encourage new thinking and robust discussion about how to improve victim compensation in America.We hope to spark new research on the role of compensation in meeting the needs of victims, new inquiries at the state and federal levels into current compensation programs and other means of providing financial assistance, and new strategies to improve our society’s response to crime victims.

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Reply to Article “Receiving a Forensic Medical Exam Without Participating in the Criminal Justice Process: What Will it Mean?”

Articles or Reports | June 1, 2011
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The Implications of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) pertaining to medical forensic exams are thoroughly explored in this analysis. The authors were motivated to write this article as a follow-up to a paper by Price (2010) previously published in the Journal of Forensic Nursing. Given the critical importance of this topic to forensic nursing, further examination of this issue is warranted, as a means of clarifying key issues, as well as addressing implications for the criminal justice and community response systems alike.

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Report on National Needs Assessment of Sexual Assault Response Teams

Articles or Reports | March 1, 2006
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The goals of the survey were to (1) record the organization and administration of Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART) nationally as an introductory “portrait” of collaborative responses and (2) collect data about SART training and technical assistance needs for inclusion in a forthcoming National SART Toolkit. The full report offers detailed findings and provides a fairly revealing portrait of SARTs. This Executive Summary provides a sketch of that broader picture.

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Report on the AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct

Articles or Reports | September 21, 2015
Author: Other

This study is one of the first to provide an empirical assessment of these questions across a wide range of IHEs. Prior studies of campus sexual assault and misconduct have been implemented for a small number of IHEs or for a national sample of students with relatively small samples for any particular IHE. To date, comparisons across surveys have been problematic because of different methodologies and different definitions. The AAU study is one of the first to implement a uniform methodology across multiple IHEs and to produce statistically reliable estimates for each IHE. It was designed to provide separate estimates for incidents involving two types of sexual contact (penetration and sexual touching) and four tactics (physical force, drugs and alcohol, coercion, absence of affirmative consent), as well as behaviors such as sexual harassment, stalking, and intimate partner violence. Providing this level of detail allows campus administrators to tailor policies by these very different types of sexual assault and misconduct.

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Reporting on Rape and Sexual Violence: A Media Toolkit for Local and National Journalists to Better Media Coverage

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This Toolkit provides concrete facts about the issue of violence against girls and young women; suggestions about issues to be covered regarding violence against girls, including the Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls & Young Women’s recommendations of how to end violence; and information about key organizations.

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Reporting Requirements for Competent Adult Victims of Sexual Violence

Tools & Templates | August 1, 2010
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Reporting Sexual Assault to the Police in Hawaii

Articles or Reports | July 1, 2000
Author: Other

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Reporting Sexual Assault: A Guide for Journalists

Tools & Templates | January 1, 2004
Author: Other

The purpose of the guide is to provide insight into new trends and assist journalists in developing strategies to accurately frame the public discussion on sexual assault.

In addition to offering statistics and resources pertaining to sexual assault, our hope is that this guide will encourage an accurate and compassionate approach to reporting on this issue and facilitate relationship building between journalists and local sexual assault experts.

This guide was developed by the Statewide Sexual Assault Media Advisory Group, convened by the Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. The Media Advisory Group consists of media representatives, state administrators, victim advocates, and educators. Substantial input was solicited from reporters, editors, and publishers from Michigan newspapers.

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Research Designs in the Real World: Testing the Effectiveness of an IPV Intervention

Articles or Reports | July 1, 2015
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Many factors can influence study design, particularly when evaluating an intervention in the field. Although randomized controlled trials are considered the gold standard of evaluations, there are practical and ethical considerations that may exclude their use. This case study looks at those factors and their impact on an evaluation of an intimate partner violence intervention.

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Resolution: Discontinuation of Waiver to Prosecute Form

Protocols | January 1, 2018
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Resource Guide for Advocates and Attorneys on Interpretation Services for Domestic Violence Victims

Tools & Templates | August 1, 2009
Author: Other

These guidelines from the Interpretation Technical Assistance and Resource Center focus on court interpretation for domestic and sexual violence victims with limited English proficiency. This national project is an opportunity to build effective systems through collaboration and political will, identify and address problems early on, and be guided by clear strategies. Resource Guide for Advocates & Attorneys on Interpretation Services for Domestic Violence Victims informs how advocacy, interpretation, and language access can be integrated.

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Resource Guide for Military and Veteran Sexual Assault Program Staff

Tools & Templates | February 1, 2012
Author: Other

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Responding to Sexual Violence, Model Policy Number Two for Florida Law Enforcement

Articles or Reports | November 1, 1999
Author: Other

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Responding to Stalking on Campus: The Model Stalking Policy

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The Stalking Resource Center has released Responding to Stalking on Campus: The Model Stalking Policy. This guide was developed to help universities and colleges create or revise their campus policy on stalking. Responding to Stalking on Campus: The Model Stalking Policy provides useful language about defining stalking, lists of stalking behaviors, and safety considerations for victims. It also includes sample policies that administrators can use in their entirety or adapt for schools’ specific needs.

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Responding to Stalking: A Guide for Advocates

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To recognize stalking and best help victims, advocates and other professionals must be able to identify stalking behaviors and help victims navigate the criminal and civil justice systems, if victims are choosing to access those systems for support.

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Responding to Stalking: A Guide for Prosecutors

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This guide is intended as a resource for prosecutors in stalking cases. It provides an overview of what stalking is and the best practices for prosecuting offenders. It should not be taken as legal advice but instead used as a guide for attorneys to support their own research and for problem-solving in prosecuting these types of cases.

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