Exploring the intersection of partner stalking and sexual abuse

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This study examined a range of sexually abusive acts women with protective orders against violent partners experienced using three groups: (a) women who never experience stalking or rape by the violent partner; (b) women who experienced stalking but who had never been raped by the violent partner; and (c) women who were stalked and raped by the violent partner. Findings suggest that women in violent relationships experienced a wide range of sexually abusive experiences and that there is a significant association of partner stalking and partner sexual abuse beyond rape. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)904-924
Number of pages21
JournalViolence Against Women
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • coercive control
  • partner sexual assault
  • partner stalking
  • partner violence
  • rape

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law


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