“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.
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
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
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
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
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