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Sexual Assault


Rollercoaster ride: victims of sexual assault : their experiences with and views about the criminal justice process in the ACT
ACT Victims of Crime Coordinator; Canberra: ACT Government, 2009; Research report; Keywords: Sexual assault; expectations; experiences; victim support; good practice; engagement with criminal justice system

Supporting women from CALD backgrounds who are victims/survivors of sexual violence
Allimant, Annabelle and Ostapiej-Piatkowski, Beata; ACSSA Wrap, No 9, 2011, Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault; Research report; Keywords: Sexual assault; immigrant women; domestic violence; service delivery; barriers; refugee

Services for victim/survivors of sexual assault
Astbury, Jill; ACSSA, Issue No.6, December 2006, Melbourne; Research report; Keywords: Sexual assault; services sexual assault; interventions

Coping strategies in female survivors of childhood sexual abuse from two Canadian and two New Zealand cultural groups
Barker-Collo, Suzanne, Read, John and Sue Cowie; Journal of Trauma & Dissociation , May 2012, Vol 13, No 1, pp 435-447; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual assault; childhood sexual abuse; survivors; coping strategies; cultural; indigenous.

Longitudinal Research With Sexual Assault Survivors: A Methodological Review
Campbell, Rebecca, Sprague, Heather Brown, Cottrill, Sara, and Sullivan, Chris M.; Journal of Interpersonal Violence February 2011 vol. 26 no. 3 433-461; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual assault; survivors; longitudinal studies.

Gender and time differences in the associations between sexual violence victimization, health outcomes and risk behaviors
Choudhary, Ekta, Jeffrey H. Coben and Robert M. Bossarte; American Journal of Men’s Health , September 2008, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp 254-259; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual assault; sexual violence; gender differences; health outcomes; male victims

Responding to women’s experiences of sexual assault in institutional and care settings
Clark, Haley and Bianca Fileborn; ACSSA Wrap, 2011, No. 10, pp 1-19; Australia; keywords: Sexual assault; institutions; disclosure; barriers; aged care; psychiatric units; detention centres

Does acknowledgment as an assault victim impact postassault psychological symptoms and coping?
Clements, Caroline M, and Ogle, Richard L; Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Volume 24 Number 10, October 2009, 1595-1614; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual assault; psychological effect; treatment

The new trial by ordeal: rape kits, police practices, and the unintended effects of policy innovation
Corrigan, Rose; Law & Social Inquiry, Fall 2013, Vol 38, Issue 4, pp 920-949; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual assault; SANE; rape kits; police; advocates; rape crisis centres 

Examining cultural, social and self-related aspects of stigma in relation to sexual assault and trauma symptoms
Deitz F, Mandi, Stacey L. Williams, Sean C. Rife and Peggy Cantrell; Violence Against Women, pp. 1-18, published online before print March 2015; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual assault, stigma, trauma; symptom  

Older women reconnecting after sexual violence through group work
Duncan, Jill and Robyn Mason; Women Against Violence, 2011 , Issue Twenty-three, pp18-28; Research report: Keywords: Sexual assault; older women; support group; mutual aid group; group work.

Male victims of adult sexual assault: A descriptive study of survivors’ use of sexual assault treatment services
Du Mont, Janice, Sheila Macdonald, Meghan White and Linda Turner; Journal of Interpersonal Violence, published online before print May 2013, pp 1-19; Keywords: Male sexual assault; health service; sexual assault treatment centres; needs

And justice for all? Aboriginal victims of sexual violence
Dylan, Arielle, Cheryl Regehr, and Ramona Alaggia; Violence Against Women, June 2008, Vol 14, No 8, pp 678-696; Journal article; Canada; Keywords: Sexual violence; criminal justice system; Aboriginal; race   

Adult victim/survivors of childhood sexual assault
Fergus, Lara and Keel, Monique; ACSSA Wrap No.1, Melbourne, 2005; Research report; Keywords: Sexual assault; child sexual assault; adult survivors; revictimisation; cost; experiences; criminal justice system; service provision

Profiling parental child sex abuse
Goodman-Delahunty, Jane; Trends & Issues in crime and criminal justice, Australian Institute of Criminology, January 2014, No 465, pp1-8; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual abuse; parental child sex offenders; Cedar Cottage; diversion program

Male rape and the careful construction of the male victim
Graham, Ruth; Social & Legal Studies, 2006, Vol.15, No. 2, pp 186-208; Journal article; Keywords: Male rape; sexual assault; feminist; social research

Labelling the victims of sex trafficking: Exploring the borderland between rhetoric and reality
Hoyle, Carolyn, Mary Bosworth and Michelle Dempsey; Social & Legal Studies, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2011, pp. 313-329; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual assault; trafficking; prostitution; sex trafficking; human trafficking; slavery

Moving on or dropping out: police processing of adult sexual assault cases
Kelley, Kathleen D., and Rebecca Campbell; Women & Criminal Justice, 2013, Vol. 23, No.1, pp 1-18; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual assault; criminal justice system; police; investigation; prosecution.

A comparative study of therapy duration for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Kreidler, Maryhelen and Richard Einsporn; Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 2012, Vol. 50, No. 4, pp 26-32; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual assault; CSA; survivors of child sexual abuse; group therapy

Child sexual abuse and adulthood-interpersonal outcomes: examining pathways for intervention
Lamoureux, Brittain E., Anita P. Jackson, Patrick A. Palmieri and Stevan E. Hobfoll; Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, 2012, Vol. 4, No. 6, pp 605-613; Journal article; Keywords: Child sexual abuse; CSA; interpersonal relationships; sexual risk; psychopathology

Evaluation of an information-processing model following sexual assault
Littleton, Heather L. and Amie Grills-Taquechel; Psychological Trauma, Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, 2011, Vol 3, No 4, pp 421-429; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual violence; sexual abuse; adjustment; information processing; coping strategies; PTSD; depression

Silenced suffering: the need for a better understanding of partner sexual violence
Logan, TK, Robert Walker and Jennifer Cole; Trauma, Violence & Abuse, Dec 2013 (published online ahead of print), pp 1-24; journal article; Keywords: Sexual violence; rape; sexual abuse; coercion; domestic violence; intimate partner violence

Male stranger rape: A behavioural model of victim-offender interaction
Lundrigan, Samantha and Katrin Mueller-Johnson; Criminal Justice and Behavior, July 2013, Vol. 40, No. 7, pp763-783; Journal article; Keywords: Male sexual assault; stranger male rape; multidimensional scaling; interpersonal interaction

Identifying domestic and international sex-trafficking victims during human service provision
Macy, Rebecca J., and Laurie M Graham; Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, April 2012, Vol. 13, No.2, pp 59-76; Journal article; Keywords: Sex-trafficking; guidelines; intervention; sexual assault.

The complexity of victim-questioning attitudes by rape victim advocates: exploring some gray areas
Maier, Shana L.; Violence Against Women; December 2012; Vol.18; No. 12; pp 1413-1434; Journal article; Keywords: Advocates; rape victims; support; bias; rape crisis centre; victim blaming

Victim empathy intervention with sexual offenders: rehabilitation, punishment, or correctional quackery?
Mann, Ruth E. and Georgia D. Barnett; Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment , June 2013, Vol 25, No. 3, pp 282-301; Journal article; Keywords: Victim empathy; sex offenders; interventions; recidivism.        

Help-seeking behaviors of men sexual assault survivors
Masho, Saba W. and Anika Alvanzo; American Journal of Men’s Health, 2010, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp 237-259; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual assault; counselling; help seeking; male victims        

Male survivors of sexual abuse and assault: their experiences
McDonald, Susan and Adamira Tijerino; Department of Justice Canada, Research and Statistics Division, 2013, pp 1-29; Research report; Keywords: Male victims; adult sexual assault; ASA; child sexual abuse; CSA; support; coping strategies.

Male sexual assault and rape: who seeks counseling?
Monk-Turner, Elizabeth and David Light; Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 2010, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp 255-265; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual assault; counselling; help seeking; male victims        

Multiple perpetrator sexual assault: how does it differ from assault by a single perpetrator?
Morgan, Louise, Bernadette Brittain and Jan Welch; Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2012, Vol.27, No. 2, pp 186-208; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual assault; multiple perpetrators; rape

Homelessness and sexual assault
Morrison, Zoe; ACSSA Wrap no7, 2009, Melbourne; Research report; Keywords: Sexual assault; homelessness; service delivery; trauma

Caring about sexual assault
Morrison, Zoe; Family Matters, 2007, No. 76, pp55-63; Research report; Keywords: Sexual assault; family members; support   

The costs of rape
Perilloux, Carin, Joshua D. Duntley and David M. Buss; Archives of Sexual Behavior, Oct 2012, Vol. 5, pp 1099-1106; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual victimisation; rape; attempted rape; sexual abuse          

Prevalence and consequences of adult sexual assault of men: Review of empirical findings and state of the literature
Peterson, Zoe D., Emily K Voller, Melissa A Polusny and Maureen Murdoch; Clinical Psychology Review, 2011 , Vol. 31, pp1-24; Journal article; Keywords: Male sexual assault; male victimisation; adult sexual assault; ASA.        

Child sexual abuse is largely hidden from the adult society: An epidemiological study of adolescents’ disclosures
Priebe, Gisela and Carl Goran Svedin; Child Abuse & Neglect, December 2008; Vol.32; Issue 12; pp 1085-1108; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual assault; disclosure; reporting; adolescents; abuse.            

Revictimization and recovery from sexual assault: implications for health professionals
Ranjbar, Vania and Susan A. Speer; Violence and Victims, 2013, Vol 28, No 2, pp 274-287; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual abuse; medical services; qualitative methods; revictimisation                

Pathways from child sexual abuse to adult depression: the role of parental socialization of emotions and alexithymia
Renu, Thomas, David DiLillo, Kate Walsh and Melissa A. Polusny; Psychology of Violence, 2011, Vol. 1, Number 2, pp 121-135; Journal article; Keywords: Child sexual abuse; CSA; adult depression; emotional socialisation; alexithymia             

Different yet complementary: Two approaches to supporting victims of sexual violence in the UK 
Robinson, Amanda and Kirsty Hudson:  Criminology and Criminal Justice , November 2011, Vol. 11, No. 5, pp 515-533; Journal Article; Keywords: Sexual violence, sexual assault, rape, rape crisis, advocacy. 

Dangerous safe havens: institutional betrayal exacerbates sexual trauma
Smith, Carly Parnitzke and Jennifer J. Freyd; Journal of Traumatic Stress, February 2013, Vol. 26, No.4, pp119-124; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual assault; institutional betrayal; posttraumatic stress.        

The ties that bind: family barriers for adult women seeking to report childhood sexual assault in Australia
Taylor, S. Caroline and Caroline Norma; Women’s Studies International Forum, March-April 2013, Vol 37, pp114-124; Journal article; Keywords: Childhood sexual abuse; disclosure; family support; reporting to police

Adult disclosure of child sexual abuse: a literature review
Tener, Dafna and Sharon B. Murphy; Trauma, Violence & Abuse, published online 4 June 2014, pp1-10; Journal article; Keywords: Child abuse; sexual abuse; disclosure; reporting; adult survivors                

A systematic qualitative review of risk and protective factors for sexual violence perpetration
Tharp, Andra Tenen, Sarah DeGue, Linda Anne Valle, Kathryn A. Brookmeyer, Greta M. Massetti and Jenifer L. Matjasko; Trauma, Violence and Abuse, April 2013, Vol. 14, No 2, pp. 133-167; Journal article; Keywords: Adolescent victims; sexual assault; adult victims; prevention                    

The impact of sexual abuse on female development: lessons from a multigenerational, longitudinal research study
Trickett, Penelope K., Jennie G. Noll and Frank W. Putnam; Development and Psychopathology, May 2011, Vol. 23, Number 2, pp 453-476; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual assault; longitudinal study; psychopathology; risky behaviours; revictimisation; domestic violence; psychological effects                  

The many facets of shame in intimate partner sexual violence
Wall, Liz; ACSSA Research Summary , January 2012, Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault; Research report; Keywords: Sexual Assault; domestic violence; intimate partner violence; disclosure; shame.

Acknowledging complexity in the impacts of sexual victimisation trauma
Wall, Liz & Antonia Quadara; ACSSA issues, 2014, No. 16, pp 1-23; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual assault; sexual victimisation; complex trauma; trauma-informed services; PTSD; service delivery

The health, mental health, and well-being benefits of rape crisis counselling
Westmarland, Nicole and Sue Alderson; Journal of Interpersonal Violence, published online before print August 2013, pp 1-18; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual assault; outcome study; assessment tool; longitudinal research            

Overcoming trauma: psychological and demographic characteristics of child sexual abuse survivors in adulthood
Whitelock, Claire F., Michael E. Lamb and Peter J. Rentfrow; Clinical Psychological Science, first published online 18 March 2013, p1-13; Journal article; Keywords: Child sexual abuse; adulthood; survivors; thrivers; resilience; life satisfaction            

The mental health focus in rape crisis services: tensions and recommendations
Woody, Jane D. and Kerry L. Beldin; Violence and Victims, 2012, Vol. 27, Number 1, pp 95-108; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual assault; rape; rape crisis centres; service delivery; crisis intervention; counselling