SAGE Journal Articles

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Journal Article 1: Baker, T., Burgess, A. W., Rabun Jr., J. B., & Nahirny, C. (2002). Abductor violence in nonfamily infant kidnapping. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 17(11), 1218-1233. doi:10.1177/088626002237403

Abstract: A study of 199 nonfamily infant abduction cases reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children between 1983 and 2000 compared violent with nonviolent cases. Violence occurred in 30 (15%) of the 199 cases. Murder of the victim mother occurred in 18 (60%) of the 30 cases, including 2 cases in which both parents were murdered. In 6 of the 30 cases (33%), the newborn was extracted by cesarean section, and 1 newborn died. Violent abductors compared to nonviolent abductors were more often women who were older than 30, married, overweight, who planned the abduction, had a prior relationship with the victim mother, used a confidence-style approach, carried a weapon, had a codefendant, and were motivated by a need to secure a partner relationship


Journal Article 2: Du Mont, J., Miller, K. L., & Myhr, T. L. (2003). The role of “real rape” and “real victim” stereotypes in the police reporting practices of sexually assaulted women. Violence Against Women, 9(4), 466-486. doi:10.1177/1077801202250960

Abstract: Some feminists have argued that rape myths constrain women’s reporting of sexual assault to the police. The authors investigated whether myth-associated characteristics of sexual assaults play a role in police reporting behaviors of women. A sample of 186 sexual assault cases seen at a hospital-based sexual assault care center in 1994 was analyzed using logistic regression. A positive association was found between reporting a sexual assault to the police and two overtly violent components of the “real rape” myth: the use of physical force and the occurrence of physical injury.