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The primary purpose of this document is to assist examination facilities to minimize the physical and psychological trauma to the adult victim of a sex crime; maximize the probability of collecting and preserving the physical evidence for potential use in the criminal justice system; address important issues surrounding the collection of medical and physical evidence.
 
Kentucky Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Protocol: Hospital/Community Facility Procedural Guidelines for the Forensic and Medical Examination of Adult Sexual Assault Victims in Kentucky

The phenomenon of sexual abuse as committed by persons in fiduciary relationships is widespread among helping professions. This bibliography is oriented to several specific contexts in which this occurs. The first is the religious community, particularly Christian churches, and particularly in the U.S.A. This is the setting of occurrence that I best know and understand. The second context is the role of clergy, a religious vocation and culture to which I belong. While the preponderance of sources cited in this bibliography reflects those two settings, the intent is to be as comprehensive as possible about sexual boundary violations within the religious community. While the bibliography focuses on the position and role of clergy, the concept of sexual boundary violation by one in a religious role is applied here to include other positions that also involve fiduciary trust and power derived from a sanctioning religious community, e.g. a missionary, youth worker, or woman religious.
 
James Evinger's Bibliography on Clergy Ethics

This monograph sets forth recommended practices for addressing victims behavior in a sexual or domestic violence prosecution, and providing an accurate context in which a jury can evaluate a victim's behavior.
 Introducing Expert Testimony to Explain Victim Behavior in Sexual and Domestic Violence Prosecutions

The report examines trends in intimate partner violence of persons age 12 or older in the United States.
Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001

This document is intended to help demystify social science research for those who could make use of the findings but lack specialized training in research methods.
 
Interpreting Research Studies

The goal of this report is to provide a synthesis of the empirical literature at both the local and national levels that has provided magnitude estimates of violence against American Indian a nd Alaska Native women along with a review of the methodologies on which the estimates are based. The report includes the crimes of homicide, rape and sexual assault, physical assault, and stalking.
 
Interpersonal Violence in the Lives of Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Women: Implications for Health, Mental Health, and Help-Seeking

Interpersonal violence results in around 520,000 deaths and millions of non-fatal injuries every year. Research on the relation between alcohol and violence suggests that alcohol is a situational determinant which increases the risk of most types of violence. Hazardous and harmful use of alcohol has also been shown to be an important consequence of experiencing or witnessing most forms of violence, but especially child maltreatment and intimate partner violence.
 
Interpersonal Violence and Alcohol

This report from the Office on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides an overview of arrests, types of crimes, characteristics of offenders and ways that the criminal justice system is handling internet sex crimes against minors.
 
Internet Sex Crimes Against Minors: The Response of Law Enforcement

Celebrated on March 8, International Women's Day is a global day connecting women around the world and recognizing their struggles to secure human rights and peace. Resources are offered on the 2008 theme, "Investing in Women and Girls" in addition to materials on global violence against women. Also listed in this eNewsletter are existing materials from the VAWnet collection that relate to violence against women internationally.
 
International Women's Day: Investing in Women and Girls

This agenda from the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control pinpoints seven areas where additional research can have the greatest impact on preventing injuries and controlling their debilitating effects. The research agenda looks at injuries at home in and in communities and has sections on sexual violence, child maltreatment and intimate partner violence as well as others. The CDC will implement the research through universities across the nation, state health departments and not-for-profit organizations engaged in injury prevention work. For a hard copy of the report send a request to OHCINFO@cdc.gov.
 
Injury Research Agenda 2002-2007

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