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Applied Research papers synthesize and interpret current research on violence against women, offering a review of the literature and implications for policy and practice. " Although there is a need for much more practice experience and research, our current knowledge of risk factors for continued abuse of women and children means that decision-makers must(More)
Supervised visitation (or access) is the evolving social service providing scheduled contact between the child(ren) in a family and the child(ren)'s biological, adoptive or other relative in the presence of a third party (Straus, l995 ; Wright, 2001). Historically, supervised visitation services have been provided in child welfare situations where a child(More)
INTRODUCTION In 2012, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) reaffirmed that domestic violence is a serious public health hazard that emergency medical services (EMS) personnel will encounter. Many victims of domestic violence may refuse transport to the hospital, making EMS prehospital field personnel --EMTs and paramedics-- their only contact(More)
In a study to assess law enforcement officers' perceptions of rape and rape victims, researchers asked 149 law enforcement officers to respond to surveys which included a definition of rape measure, an unfounded rape claims measure, and the Rape Myth Acceptance Scale-Revised (RMA-R) measure. Although most officers scored low on the RMA-R--indicating that(More)
Although the perpetration of domestic violence by police officers has received more attention lately, little research has examined the topic. This study investigated common responses of police officers (n = 1108) to officer-perpetrated domestic violence case scenarios and the relationships between officer characteristics and such responses. Common responses(More)
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