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Results displayed are grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections then by individual related materials. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.
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December 2015

Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

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This guidance document from the U.S. Department of Justice is intended to reflect and further the department’s partnership with the police leaders, line officers and detectives who work tirelessly to ensure that policing is free from bias and to uphold the civil and human rights of the communities they serve.
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November 2015

Hands Up at Home: Militarized Masculinity and Police Officers Who Commit Intimate Partner Abuse

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This article examines the violence and abuse perpetrated by police against their intimate partners and asks whether criminalization can succeed as a policy when police officers are disproportionately committing intimate partner abuse.
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November 2015

Reproductive Justice Hearing: Criminal Punishment & Civil Regulation of Pregnant Women

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Expert panels covered issues such as violations of women’s reproductive privacy, women's mass incarceration (and their health behind bars), access to reproductive health services, domestic violence, online sexual harassment, and the religious objections to medical services.
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October 2015

American Roulette: Murder-Suicide in the United States, Fifth Edition

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This is the fifth edition of the VPC’s American Roulette: Murder-Suicide in the United States. The study analyzes news reports of murder-suicides for the six-month period January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014. To the VPC’s knowledge, it is the largest and most comprehensive analysis available on murder-suicide in the United States.
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September 2015

Accounting for Risk and Danger Practice Checklists: Coordinating Risk Assessment in Domestic Violence Cases

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These checklists are intended to help jurisdictions ensure that their criminal justice responses identify and address potential risks to victims, based on sound research on risk factors associated with IPV.
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September 2015

"You Have to Confess": Rape and the Politics of Storytelling

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This article discusses the idea of narratives of women’s experiences of rape. It addresses the ways in which narratives are often shaped for and by the judicial system, and explores other ways of reconstructing rape narratives.
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July 2015

Women’s Experiences of Abuse as a Risk Factor for Incarceration: A Research Update

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This Applied Research paper provides an update to Mary Gilfus’ (2002) publication on the pathways from victimization to incarceration among women and girls, based on the relevant research published in the past 12 years. This research provides additional findings about the extent of victimization experienced by women and girls under correctional control, and a deeper understanding of the ways in which experience of victimization can lead to incarceration.
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May 2015

LAP Info Packet and FAQ

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The LAP is a multi-pronged intervention that consists of a standardized, evidence-based lethality assessment instrument and accompanying referral protocol that helps first responders make a differentiated response that is tailored to the unique circumstances of High-Danger victims.
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April 2015

Choosing and Working with a Lawyer

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This section of WomensLaw includes information on choosing and working with a lawyer in civil court proceedings, such as protection orders, custody, and divorce.
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April 2015

The Future of Sex Offense Courts: How Expanding Specialized Sex Offense Courts Can Help Reduce Recidivism and Improve Victim Reporting

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This law review article explores the topic of specialized sex offense courts. It describes key elements to successful sex offender courts, discusses some criticisms of specialized sex offense courts, and offers some potential improvements to the specialized sex court model.
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January 2015

Developing Policy on Officer-Involved Domestic Violence

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This article discusses various elements that may be considered by police administrators and victim advocates for inclusion in a policy on officer-involved domestic violence.
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January 2015

State and Local Bar Associations

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This directory links to the contact information of many state and local bar associations. A bar association is a professional organization of attorneys who practice law in the same county, city, or state, or who practice law in a particular topic area (for example: family law). Some bar associations are voluntary, while others require that all attorneys practicing in that location or practicing that area of law are members.