Sexual Violence conference presentations

In September 2011, Middlesex University held a conference on sexual violence. Listed below are presentations and posters from this conference.


Professor Betsy Stanko
An evidence base for change?: The challenge of 'what we know' about rape for policy and practice


Session: International Issues in Sexual Violence

Monica Romero-Sánchez & Jesús L. Megias
Social Perceptions of sexual assaults in college students: A qualitative study using focus groups methodology 

Session: Linking Sexual Offences and Multiple Perpetrator Rape

Teresa da Silva, Leigh Harkins & Jessica Woodhams
Heterogeneity within multiple perpetrator rapes: A national comparison of single, duo and 3+ perpetrator rapes

Mackenzie Lambine, Miranda Horvath, Jacqueline Gray & Joanna Adler
An integrated model of self-regulation and male peer support in multiple perpetrator rape offences

Jan Winter, Gina Rossi and Jessica Woodhams
The weakest link? An update on linkage analysis of serious sexual assaults

Session: Experiences of Sexual Violence

Claire Potter, Nancy Kelly, Christine Horrocks & Viv Burr
Seeking to move on after drug assisted sexual assault and rape: The narrative accounts of three women

Nadia Wager
The relationships between childhood disclosure of child sexual abuse, ‘betrayal trauma’ and sexual revictimisation in adolescence and adulthood  

Avigail Moor
Dehumanized, humiliated, and frozen: Key aspects of the rape experience that link it to psychological outcome

Heather Flowe & Naomi Cable
Alcohol and memory for sexual aggression: Encoding failure depends on the emotional salience of the to-be-remembered information

Session: Improving Responses to Sexual Violence 

Raquel Correia
An overview of using EMDR within an acute sexual assault referral centre

Lena Stadler & Steffen Bieneck
Evaluation of formal institutions’ reactions on reporting and help-seeking behaviour following sexual violence

Session: Taking Action

Shelly Stoops
Not an occupational hazard-sexual violence and street sex work in Liverpool: Ensuring justice, prosecuting offenders and creating cultural change

Sara Valentina Di Palma
Mass rape in Bosnia and Rwanda: Violence silencing and feminist answers

Jeanne Sarson & Linda MacDonald
Sexualized Torture in the Domestic/Private Sphere and ‘Body Talk’: A Human Rights and Relational Feminist Paradigm

Session: Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Violence

Jacqueline Gray & Jennifer Temkin
Some methodological issues in evaluating the significance of rape myths in trial outcomes

Lesley McMillan
‘Real rapes’ or ‘good cases’?: Police officers’ perceptions of reported rape cases

Session: Offenders

Kim Sadique
‘Through the looking glass’: The role of fantasy in internet sexual offending and implications for assessment and treatment

Geraldine Akerman
A fantasy modification programme developed to run in a democratic therapeutic community

Session: International Issues in Sexual Violence

Els Leye & Alexia Sabbe
Striking the right balance between prosecution and prevention of female genital mutilation in Europe. A review of legislation


Amy Grubb & Terri-Anne Tarn
An exploratory analysis of the relationship between women’s rape fantasies, rape myth acceptance, rape victim empathy and rape blame attribution

Charlotte Diehl, Selina Helmke, Pia Kobusch, Michael Papendick, Jonas Rees, Nina Vanselow & Gerd Bohner
Facing powerful men vs. sexy women activates different motives for sexual harassment

Kathleen Ward
“The land of rape and honey”: Racism, regionalism and sexual violence in Queen v. Edmonson, Kindrat and Brown

Sueli Williams & Afroditi Pina
The influence of rape myth acceptance upon individuals’ rape-supportive and victim blaming attributions: Exploring the utility of the IRMA-SF as a possible screening tool for potential jurors on rape cases

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