Violence and Abuse Resource Consortium

Pryale Hall, Room 111
654 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4482
(location map)


at OU

Oakland University faculty members are actively involved in violence-related research projects across a variety of disciplines, including criminology, psychology, sociology, nursing, and social work, among others. Below is a list of recent scholarly publications authored by OU faculty members representing areas of expertise in trauma, violence, and abuse.

Intimate Partner Abuse

Giordano, P.C., Johnson, W.L., Manning, W.D., & Longmore, M.A. (2015). Parenting in adolescence and young adult intimate partner violence. Journal of Family Issues, OnlineFirst.

Giordano, P.C., Johnson, W.L., Manning, W.D., Longmore, A., & Minter, M.D. (2015). Intimate partner violence in young adulthood: Narratives of persistence and desistance. Criminology, 53, 330-365.

Johnson, W.L., Giordano, P.C., Longmore, M.A., & Manning, W.D. (2014). Intimate partner violence and depressive symptoms during adolescence and young adulthood. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 55, 39-55.

Johnson, W.L., Giordano, P.C., Manning, W.D., & Longmore, M.A. (2014). The age-IPV curve: Changes in the perpetration of intimate partner violence during adolescence and young adulthood. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44, 708 726.

Burgess-Proctor, A. (2012). Backfire: Lessons learned when the criminal justice system fails help-seeking battered womenJournal of Crime and Justice, 35(1), 68-92. Burgess-Proctor, A. (2012). Pathways of victimization and resistance: Toward a feminist theory of battered women's help-seekingJustice Quarterly, 29(3), 309-346.

Miner, E.J., Shackelford, T.K., Block, C. R., & Starratt, V.G., & Weekes-Shackelford, V.A. (2012). Risk of death or life threatening injury for women with children not sired by the abuser. Human Nature, 23, 89-97.

Purdie, M.P., Abbey, A., & Jacques-Tiura, A.J. (2010). Perpetrators of intimate partner sexual violence: Are there unique predictors associated with making partners to have sex without a condom? Violence Against Women, 16, 1086-1097.

Hove, M.C.B., Parkhill, M.R., Neighbors, C., McConchie, J.M., & Fossos, N. (2010). Alcohol consumption and intimate partner violence perpetration among college students: The role of self-determination. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 71(1), 78-85.

DeJong, C., Burgess-Proctor, A. & Elis, L. (2008). Police officer perceptions of intimate partner violence: An analysis of observational dataViolence & Victims, 23(6), 683-696. 

DeJong, C. & Burgess-Proctor, A.. (2006). A summary of personal protection order statutes in the United StatesViolence Against Women, 12(1), 68-88.

Orcutt, H.K., Garcia, M., & Pickett, S.M. (2005). Female-perpetrated intimate  partner violence and romantic attachment style in a college student sampleViolence & Victims, 20(3), 287-302.

Sexual Assault

Nguyen, D. & Parkhill, M.R. (2014). Integrating attachment and depression into the Confluence Model of sexual assault perpetration. /Violence Against Women, 20,/ 994-1011.

Nguyen, D. & Parkhill, M.R. (2014). Integrating attachment and depression into the Confluence Model of sexual assault perpetration. Violence Against Women, 20, 994-1011. Parkhill, M.R., Norris, J., & Davis, K.C. (2014). The role of alcohol use during sexual situations in the relationship between sexual revictimization and women’s intentions to engage in unprotected sexViolence & Victims, 29(3) 492-505 .

Burgess-Proctor, A. & Urban, C.G. (2014). State variations on definition of sexual assault. In Tara Richards and Catherine Marcum (Eds.), Sexual Victimization: Then and Now (pp. 1-13). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Abbey, A., Jacques-Tiura, A.J., & Parkhill, M.R. (2010). Sexual assault among diverse populations of women: Common ground, distinctive features, and unanswered questions. In H. Landrine & N. Russo (Eds.),  Handbook of Diversity in Feminist Psychology (pp. 391-425). New York: Springer Publishing Co.

Abbey, A., Parkhill, M.R., Jacques-Tiura, A.J., & Saenz, C. (2009).  Alcohol's role in men's use of coercion to obtain unprotected sexSubstance Use and Misuse, 44 1329-1348.

Parkhill, M.R., Abbey, A., & Jacques-Tiura, A.J. (2009). How do sexual assault characteristics vary as a function of perpetrators’ level of intoxication?  Addictive Behaviors, 34 331-333.

Parkhill, M.R. & Abbey, A. (2008). Does alcohol contribute to the confluence model of sexual assault perpetration?  Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 27 529-554.

Lindgren, K.P., Parkhill, M.R., George, W.H., & Hendershot, C.S. (2008). Gender differences in perceptions of sexual intent: A qualitative review and integration.   Psychology of Women Quarterly, 32, 423-439.

Jacques-Tiura, A.J., Abbey, A., Parkhill, M.R., & Zawacki, T. (2007). Why do some men misperceive women's sexual intentions more frequently than others do? An application of the Confluence ModelPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33 1467-1480.

Abbey, A., Parkhill, M.R., BeShears, R., Clinton-Sherrod, A.M., & Zawacki, T. (2006).  Cross-sectional predictors of sexual assault perpetration in a community sample of single African American and Caucasian menAggressive Behavior, 32 54-67.    

Abbey, A., Parkhill, M.R, Clinton-Sherrod, A.M., & Zawacki, T. (2007).  A comparison of men who committed different types of sexual assault in a community sampleJournal of Interpersonal Violence, 22, 1567-1580 .

Abbey, A., Parkhill, M.R., & Koss, M.P. (2005).  The effects of frame of reference on responses to questions about sexual assault victimization and perpetrationPsychology of Women Quarterly, 29, 364-373.

Zawacki, T., Norris, J., George, W.H., Abbey, A., Martell, J., Stoner, S.A., Davis, K.C., Buck, P.O., Masters, N.T., McAuslan, P., Beshears, R., Parkhill, M.R., & Clinton-Sherrod, A.M. (2005).  Explicating alcohol’s role in acquaintance sexual assault: Complementary perspectives and convergent findingsAlcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 29(2) 263-269.

Trauma and Violent Victimization
Pickett, S.M., Bardeen, J.R., & Orcutt, H.K., (2011). Experiential avoidance as a moderator of the relationship between behavioral inhibition system sensitivity and posttraumatic stress symptomsJournal of Anxiety Disorders, 25(8) 1038-1045.

Holden, C.J., Zeigler-Hill, V., Pham, M.P., & Shackelford, T.K. (2014).  Personality features and mate retention strategies: Honesty-Humility and  the willingness to manipulate, deceive, and exploit romantic partners.  Personality and Individual Differences, 57, 31-36.

Duntley, J. D., & Shackelford, T. K. (2012). Adaptations to avoid  victimization. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 17, 59-71.

Burgess-Proctor, A., Patchin, J.W., & Hinduja, S. (2009). Cyberbullying and online harassment: Reconceptualizing the victimization of adolescent girls. In V. Garcia and J. Clifford (Eds.), Female Victims of Crime: Reality Reconsidered (pp. 162-176). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Orcutt, H.K., Pickett, S.M., & Pope, E.B. (2008).  The relation of offense-specific forgiveness to posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in a sample of college studentsJournal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 16(1) 72-91. 

Reddy, M.K., Pickett, S.M., & Orcutt, H.K. (2006).  Experiential avoidance as a mediator of the relationship between psychological abuse and current mental health symptoms in college studentsJournal of Emotional Abuse, 6(1) , 67-85. 

Orcutt, H.K., Pickett, S.M., & Pope, E.B. (2005). Experiential avoidance and forgiveness as mediators in the relation between traumatic life events and PTSD symptomsJournal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 24(7) 1003-1029.
Violence Related
Below is a list of peer-reviewed scholarly journals that are dedicated to publishing research related to violence, trauma, abuse, and other forms of victimization. Of course, research on these topics may appear in other journals, so this is not a comprehensive list; however, this list includes the most prominent violence-specific social science journals.
Research Centers
There are several Academic Research Centers across the country that study violence, abuse, and trauma from a variety of perspectives. The aims of these Centers are to examine a wide array of factors related to violence, abuse, and trauma in an effort to understand and inform policy, prevention, intervention, and treatment. These Centers are featured here to connect research and practice as it relates to violence, abuse, and trauma.

Violence Against Women Research & Outreach Initiative
Michigan State University

Center for Violence Prevention & Control 
University of Minnesota

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
University of Minnesota

Center for Research on Violence Against Women
University of Kentucky

Interdisciplinary Center for Research on Violence
University of Illinois-Chicago

Center for the Study of Family Violence & Sexual Assault
Northern Illinois University 

Center on Violence Against Women & Children
Rutgers University's School of Social Work

Family Research Laboratory
University of New Hampshire