Joanne Archambault and Kim Lonsway are serving as Editors of the Sexual Assault Report (SAR), an excellent bimonthly newsletter published by the Civic Research Institute.
We would therefore like to invite professionals in the field to submit manuscripts to be considered for publication in the Sexual Assault Report (SAR). SAR publishes high quality articles and reviews of books, social science articles, and legal decisions related to sexual assault. The kinds of topics that might be interesting for SAR readers include a review of a book, DVD/video, report, or social scientific article in the field. Or, professionals could write an original article on topics such as the following:
- Dynamics of sexual assault crimes, including new tactics and vulnerabilities
- Impact of sexual assault on children, teens, and/or adults
- Communities at particularly high risk of sexual victimization (e.g., people with disabilities, Native American women, adolescents, women serving in the U.S. military)
- Victim recovery and advances in therapeutic assistance
- New legislative developments & implications for practice
- Strategies for increasing accessibility of programs for people with disabilities and others
- Program development/sustainability for SART teams
- Advocacy by systems- and community-based professionals
- Effective strategies for law enforcement investigation and criminal prosecution
- Current issues regarding forensic medical examinations
- Approaches to effectively working with the media
Particularly interesting for SAR readers are articles that bridge the gap between research and practice, to provide concrete guidance for practitioners based on empirically supported knowledge. The publication is designed to be useful for practitioners in a wide range of disciplines, including:
- Victim advocates and service providers
- Prosecutors and civil attorneys
- Law enforcement professionals
- Medical forensic examiners
- Researchers and educators
- Policymakers and media representatives
For more information on SAR and the Civic Research Institute please see their website at: http://www.civicresearchinstitute.com/sar.html.
Because SAR is a bi-monthly publication, articles will be accepted in an ongoing way. Article length varies, typically between 500 and 5,000 words, and the format includes only the most sparing use of footnotes, tables, and no graphs or photographs. If you have any questions about format, please see the style guidelines and language policy for SAR. A sample issue of SAR is also available for you to review.
Please feel free to contact one of us to discuss any possible ideas you have for articles. We can be reached by telephone at 509-684-9800, by fax at 509-684-9801, or via email at Kim@evawintl.org or Joanne@evawintl.org. We look forward to hearing from you and reading your submissions!