Intimate Partner Sexual Assault – Research and Advocacy / 20 March 2013

2013 Series on Researcher/Practitioner Discourse on VAW

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm Central Time
Location: Your Desk

Presenters: TK Logan, Ph.D.
, a nationally known expert on violence against women, has served as professor in the Department of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine, and the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research at the University of Kentucky for the past 16 years and Walter S. DeKeseredy, Ph.D. is Professor of Criminology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

Description: Intimate partner sexual abuse includes a broad range of sexual conduct, illegal and legal. Sexual conduct that is illegal (e.g., rape, attempted rape, involuntary deviate sexual acts, sex trafficking) is a limited set of the full range of sexual abuse inflicted by intimate partners. [356] The spectrum of sexual acts that are abusive include: unwanted, nonconsensual or coerced sex acts; forced or denial of contraception and abortion; sex after childbirth or during illness; unwanted intercourse during menstruation; sex during sleep; sexual humiliation and degradation; sexually proprietary behaviors (e.g., jealousy, nagging about sex and accusations of infidelity); “make up” sex following physical assault or perceived infidelity; virginity and vaginal inspections; commercial sexual exploitation of partners; infibulation and other mutilation; sex through trick, fraud or misrepresentation; sexual abuse by proxy or viewing/acting out pornography; exposure of children to sexual acts; economic support conditioned on sex; nonconsensual sex with 3rd parties, animals, or objects; and more. 

Faculty will review the extant research on IPSA, and the implications of IPSA for advocacy, litigation and victim services will be discussed.

Articles: Logan, T.K. and J. Cole.  (2011).  “Exploring the Intersection of Partner Stalking and Sexual Abuse.”  Violence Against Women, 17(7), pp. 904 – 924.

Logan, T., Cole, J., & Shannon, L. (2007). “A mixed methods examination of sexual coercion and degradation among women in violent relationships who do and do not report forced sex.”  Violence and Victims, 22,1, 71-94.

DeKeseredy, W. & Schwartz. M, Fagen, D., & M. Hall.  (2006). “Separation/Divorce Sexual Assault: The Contribution of Male Support.” Feminist Criminology 1(3), pp. 228 – 250.

DeKeseredy, W., & Schwartz, M.D. (2008). "Separation/divorce sexual assault in rural Ohio: Survivors' perceptions". Journal of Preventions & Interventions in the Community, 36, 105-119.

Rennison, C. DeKeseredy, W. & Dragiewicz, M.  (2012).  “Urban, Suburban, and Rural Variations in Separation/Divorce Rape/Sexual Assault: Results from the National Crime Victimization Survey.”  Feminist Criminology, 7, pp. 282 – 297.

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