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New paper describing network-centric study of sexual violence in the Congo

“Respondent-driven sampling to recruit survivors of sexual violence: a methodological assessment” American Journal of Epidemiology 180(5):536-544.

Ashley Greiner, Katherine Albutt, Shada Rouhani, Jennifer Scott, Kirk Dombrowski, Susan Bartels

Sexual violence is pervasive in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Survivors of sexual violence encounter numerous challenges, and women with a sexual violence–related pregnancy (SVRP) face even more complex sequelae. Because of the stigma associated with SVRP, there is no conventional sampling frame and, therefore, a paucity of research on SVRP outcomes. Respondent-driven sampling (RDS), used to study this “hidden” population, uses a peer recruitment sampling system that maintains strict participant privacy and controls and tracks recruitment. If RDS assumptions are met and the sample attains equilibrium, sample weights to correct for biases associated with traditional chain referral sampling can be calculated. Questionnaires were administered to female participants who were raising a child from a SVRP and/or who terminated a SVRP. A total of 852 participants were recruited from October 9, 2012, to November 7, 2012. There was rapid recruitment, and there were long referral chains. The majority of the variables reached equilibrium; thus, trends established in the sample population reflected the target population’s trends. To our knowledge, this is the first study to use RDS to study outcomes of sexual violence. RDS was successfully applied to this population and context and should be considered as a sampling methodology in future sexual violence research.

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/07/29/aje.kwu149.full

Predictors of Police Reporting Among Hispanic Immigrant Victims of Violence — Published in Race and Justice

Predictors of Police Reporting Among Hispanic Immigrant Victims of Violence

Dane Hautala — University of Nebraska (REACH)

Kirk Dombrowski — University of Nebraska (REACH)

Anthony Marcus — John Jay College CUNY (SNRG)

Published in Race and Justice

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine predictors of police reporting among
Hispanic immigrant victims of violence. A sample of 127 Hispanic immigrants was
generated through a chain-referral procedure in the city of Hempstead, New York.
Participants were asked about their most recent victimization experiences, and
detailed information was collected on up to three incidents. The analyses were based
on a total of 214 separate victimization incidents, one third of which were reported to
the police. Logistic regression analyses indicated that serious injury, multiple-victim
incidents, and perceptions of discrimination increase the odds of a police report.
Moreover, incidents involving a Black primary assailant were less likely to be reported
to the police than incidents involving an assailant perceived to be of Hispanic origin.
Supplementary analyses suggested that this latter relationship may be contingent upon
the type of crime and the victim’s relationship with the assailant. At the policy level,
these findings call into question assumptions about very recent immigrants being too
socially isolated and distrustful of law enforcement to sustain robust reporting levels,
as well as pointing to encouraging possibilities for productive engagement between
police and Hispanic immigrant populations.

Forced Marriage Working Paper

forced marriage working paper

Is Forced Marriage a Problem in the United States? 

Intergenerational Conflict over Marital Choice Among College Students at the City University of New York from Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian Migrant Families

Anthony Marcus – John Jay College of the City University of New York

Popy Begum – University of Oxford

Alana Henninger – John Jay College of the City University of New York

Laila Alsabahi – John Jay College of the City University of New York

Engy Hanna – John Jay College of the City University of New York

Lisa Robbins-Stathas – John Jay College of the City University of New York

Ric Curtis – John Jay College of the City University of New York



 

Anthony Marcus, Chris Thomas and Amber Horning in Slate Article and LSE Blog on Pimps, Adolescents and Sex Trafficking

SNRG Team Contributes Article to Special Issue of ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: Human Trafficking: Recent Empirical Research

Conflict and Agency among Sex Workers and Pimps: A Closer Look at Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

  • Anthony Marcus,
  • Amber Horning,
  • Ric Curtis,
  • Jo Sanson,
  • and Efram Thompson

The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science May 2014653: 225-246, doi:10.1177/0002716214521993

 

Table of Contents

May 2014; 653 (1)

Human Trafficking: Recent Empirical Research

Edited by: Ronald Weitzer and Sheldon X. Zhang – New Directions in Research on Human Trafficking

 

  • Dina Francesca Haynes – The Celebritization of Human Trafficking

 

  • Amy Farrell and Rebecca Pfeffer – Policing Human Trafficking: Cultural Blinders and Organizational Barriers

 

  • Sheldon X. Zhang, Michael W. Spiller, Brian Karl Finch, and Yang Qin – Estimating Labor Trafficking among Unauthorized Migrant Workers in San Diego

 

  • Danièle Bélanger – Labor Migration and Trafficking among Vietnamese Migrants in Asia

 

  • Denise Brennan – Trafficking, Scandal, and Abuse of Migrant Workers in Argentina and the United States

 

  • Neil Howard – Teenage Labor Migration and Antitrafficking Policy in West Africa

 

  • Mohammad Abdul Munim Joarder and Paul W. Miller – The Experiences of Migrants Trafficked from Bangladesh

 

  • Georgi Petrunov – Human Trafficking in Eastern Europe: The Case of Bulgaria

 

  • Chandré Gould – Sex Trafficking and Prostitution in South Africa

 

  • Chenda Keo, Thierry Bouhours, Roderic Broadhurst, and Brigitte Bouhours – Human Trafficking and Moral Panic in Cambodia

 

  • Anthony Marcus, Amber Horning, Ric Curtis, Jo Sanson, and Efram Thompson – Conflict and Agency among Sex Workers and Pimps: A Closer Look at Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

 

  • Carlo Morselli and Isa Savoie-Gargiso – Coercion, Control, and Cooperation in a Prostitution Ring