Special Issue "Gendered Violence: Victim Perceptions and System Responses"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 8484
Gender-based violence, which is underreported in many cultures, is a global concern that leads to the creation, perpetuation, and maintenance of gender inequalities. Historically, laws governing gender-based crimes were applied only sparingly when certain criteria were met, creating “ideal” victims (i.e., virgins, the unmarried). Moreover, gender-based crimes were often treated as “personal issues” or “family matters” by law enforcement. As awareness, research, and programming surrounding these crimes has become more mainstream, researchers and advocates are still finding that gender-based violence victims hesitate to report their experiences to the criminal justice system or to remain in contact with the system post-reporting. The reasons for this reticence may be personal or directed toward the system specifically. These system concerns may be based on vicarious experiences or even misperceptions about how their case will be processed.
This Special Issue will address how gendered violence is processed by the criminal justice system. Gender-based violence may include (but is not limited to) sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and harassment. Both victim perceptions of criminal justice system processing and system processing itself—in relation to law enforcement, the court system, or the corrections system—are encouraged. Ideally, there will be similar coverage of both victim perceptions of and actual processing from a variety of cultures to highlight comparisons. Both qualitative and quantitative research are welcome.
Dr. Ashley Fansher
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- gender-based violence
- sexual assault
- intimate partner violence
- victim perceptions
- law enforcement
- system responses