Long-Term Physical And Mental Health Effects Of Domestic Violence,
San Jose State University
Long-Term Physical And Mental Health Effects Of Domestic Violence, Kavita Alejo
Themis: Research Journal of Justice Studies and Forensic Science
Domestic violence is an issue affecting people of all ages, races, genders, and sexual orientations. Violence against men and same-sex domestic violence are often considered less of a threat to society and to the people involved, but it is important to understand that male-on-female violence, female-on-male violence, and same-sex violence all involve serious consequences to the victim’s and batterer’s short- and long-term health. This paper determines whether men or women suffer from more long-term health problems caused by domestic violence by comparing the currently published statistics on the prevalence of domestic violence in heterosexual and homosexual relationships, and ...
Domestic Violence In Saudi Arabia,
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Domestic Violence In Saudi Arabia, Sahar Alhabdan
Theses and Dissertations
Family violence is a serious issue that affects women in Saudi Arabia. In response to cultural acceptance of violence between spouses in Saudi Arabia, the government issued its first law criminalizing domestic violence in 2013. The Protection from Abuse Act was proposed to improve protection for women and to punish the abusers, but several articles in the Act may reduce its effectiveness. Issuing laws prohibiting domestic violence cannot by itself protect women. Women should be protected under family law by preserving their rights to marry, divorce, obtain custody of children, and receive alimony. This dissertation will study the issue of ...
Critical Feminist Theory, Rape, And Hooking Up,
Iowa State University
Critical Feminist Theory, Rape, And Hooking Up, Brandi N. Geisinger
Graduate Theses and Dissertations
"Hooking up" is a popular way for college students to experience sexual intimacy without investing in relationships. Hooking up has recently been found to be associated with a risk of rape. Based on semistructured interviews with 31 students, the findings of this study will draw from a grounded theory approach and utilize insights from critical feminist theory to determine what barriers to sexual consent exist in hookup relationships, thus placing women at risk for victimization. Also drawing from critical feminist theory, it will discuss the ways that oppressive legal policies related to consent and rape, and the history of these ...
A Content Analysis Of Backpage.Com Advertisements In Louisville, Kentucky,
University of Louisville
A Content Analysis Of Backpage.Com Advertisements In Louisville, Kentucky, Theresa C. Hayden
Sixth Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking 2014
Backpage.com and Craigslist are replacing the street corner as a crime source for buying and selling of sex. “To reduce commercial sexual exploitation and enforce existing trafficking laws, communities must first recognize the extent of the problem within their local area (Janson, Mann, Marro, & Matvey, 2013, 99). In a population density study conducted in 15 major U. S. cities, it was found that males over 18 years of age who buy sex online ranged from 0.6% in San Francisco to 21.4% in Houston (Roe-Sepoqitz, Hickle, Gallagher, Smith, & Hedberg, 2013). Researchers in the Greater Cincinnati area found a ...
Perceptions Of Safety Within Residence Halls At A Midwestern College Campus,
Minnesota State University Mankato
Perceptions Of Safety Within Residence Halls At A Midwestern College Campus, Alissa R. Shape, Ellen Hammerschmidt, Jade Anderson, Stephanie Feldman
Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato
Sexual violence is a widespread issue in American society. Though sexual violence takes many forms, the topic of campus sexual violence is especially pressing as it has occupied a fair amount of controversy in American media. The experience of sexual violence for college students is often traumatic as they navigate through the administrative systems and criminal justice systems of their respective communities. From a feminist perspective, students that become victims of campus sexual violence are often met with institutional resistance and inadequacies. The purpose of this study was to assess college students’ feelings of safety in residence halls. This research ...
Factors Contributing To Intimate Partner Violence And The Effectiveness Of Services Available To Help Victims In Kisumu, Kenya.,
SIT Study Abroad
Factors Contributing To Intimate Partner Violence And The Effectiveness Of Services Available To Help Victims In Kisumu, Kenya., Dianne Uwayo
Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection
Gender Based Violence continues to be a global epidemic that physically, emotionally, sexually and economically affects women and girls worldwide. This study examines intimate partner violence, the most prevalent form of Gender Based Violence. The study seeks to determine the extent of IPV in Kisumu, Kenya as well as the factors which contribute to its prevalence in the city and the effectiveness of services available for IPV victims. Data was derived from face-to-face administered surveys, key informant interviews and focus group discussions. The salient findings of the study are that a majority of women in Kisumu are experiencing intimate partner ...
“Do You Know What It Feels Like To Drown?”: Strangulation As Coercive Control In Intimate Relationships,
University of Pennsylvania
“Do You Know What It Feels Like To Drown?”: Strangulation As Coercive Control In Intimate Relationships, Kristie A. Thomas, Manisha Joshi, Susan B. Sorenson
Departmental Papers (SPP)
Strangulation is a unique and particularly gendered form of nonfatal intimate partner violence, affecting 10 times as many women as men. Medical research documents multiple negative health outcomes of such victimization, and in the past decade nearly 30 U.S. states have enacted laws making nonfatal strangulation a felony. We extended prior work by using grounded theory in a qualitative study to explore women’s experiences of, thoughts about, and reactions to being strangled. Each of the 17 mostly well-educated and African American domestic violence shelter residents had been strangled at least once by an intimate partner; most had survived ...
A Vicious Cycle Of Abuse: The Relationship Between Domestic Violence And Animal Cruelty,
The College at Brockport
A Vicious Cycle Of Abuse: The Relationship Between Domestic Violence And Animal Cruelty, Leah Staley
Senior Honors Theses
This paper explores research on the relationship between cycles of domestic violence and animal cruelty. It not only depicts that there is an under acknowledged a relationship between the two subjects, but also considers this relationship from multiple perspectives. This paper summarizes what constitutes animal cruelty and domestic violence, what causes people to treat other people and animals in this manner, who are more likely to be perpetrators of abuse and also victims of domestic violence (DV), and the different types of mistreatment in animals and intimate partner violence (IPV). Additionally, this paper reflects on policy implications of existing research ...
Mandatory Arrest Policy Implications And Domestic Violence,
Western Michigan University
Mandatory Arrest Policy Implications And Domestic Violence, Stephanie Smith
I chose to do my honors thesis on the mandatory arrest policy regarding domestic violence. I will explore the history of domestic violence, the theoretical and ideological underpinnings of the policy, the research evidence that has been put forth regarding the policy and then offer my critical evaluation regarding the topic.
The Potential Of Sexual Consent Interventions On College Campuses: A Literature Review On The Barriers To Establishing Affirmative Sexual Consent,
Western Oregon University
The Potential Of Sexual Consent Interventions On College Campuses: A Literature Review On The Barriers To Establishing Affirmative Sexual Consent, Annika M. Johnson, Stephanie M. Hoover
In light of the new California legal mandate for affirmative sexual consent in higher education institutions, the current sexual consent literature merits review. This review examines perceived peer norms, traditional sexual scripts, and rape myths specific to consent. In particular, we describe findings about indirect, nonverbal communication and token resistance among young adults; we also connect sexual consent to rape myths about accidental or unintentional sexual behavior, perceived miscommunication, and preexisting sexual relationships. Based on these findings, we assert that additional research and interventions are needed to address barriers that hinder young adults from establishing affirmative sexual consent. We refer ...