List of Publications and Research Papers
The publications in the research series are listed below. The eight papers most central to the National Social are numbers 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17. They have a hot link to the full text and may be down loaded and freely reproduced or reprinted as long as the original source and citation are given.
#1. Renner, K. E., & Keith, A. The establishment of a crisis intervention service for victims of sexual assault. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 1985, 4, 113-123.
#2. Renner, K. E., & Sahjpaul, S. The new sexual assault law: What has been its effect? Canadian Journal of Criminology, 1986, 28, 407-413.
#3. Renner, K. E., & Wackett, C. Sexual assault: Social and stranger rape. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 1987, 6(1), 49-56.
#4. Sahjpaul, S., & Renner, K. E. The new sexual assault law: The victim's experience in court. American Journal of Community Psychology, 1988, 16(4), 503-513.
#5. Renner, K. E., Wackett, C., & Ganderton, S. The social nature of sexual assault. Canadian Psychology, 1988, 29(3), 163-354.
#6. Yurchesyn, K., Keith, A., & Renner, K. E. Contrasting perspectives on the nature of sexual assault provided by a service for sexual assault victims and by the law courts. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 1992, 24, 71-85.
#7. Renner, K. E., & Yurchesyn, K. Sexual Robbery: The missing concept in the search for an Appropriate Legal Metaphor for Sexual Aggression. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 1994, 26, 41-51.
#8. Renner, K. E. To understand do -- and to do, understand: The scholarship of community psychology. The Nova Scotia Psychologist, 1995, 10 (No. 4), 7-8.
#9. Renner, E., & Park, L. "Discounting" the Seriousness of Child Sexual Abuse by the Courts. Viva Voce: A National Newsletter About Child Victims and Witnesses, 1997, 2 (No. 1, Sept.) 1-2.
#10. Renner, K. E., Alksnis, C., & Park, L. The standard of social justice as a research process. Canadian Psychology, 1997, 38 (No. 2, May), 91-102.This publication describes how the current legal doctrine "discounts" the seriousness of male sexual violence against women and children.
#11. Park, L., & Renner, K. E. The Failure to Acknowledge Differences in Developmental Capabilities Leads to Unjust Outcomes for Child Witnesses in Sexual Assault Cases. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 1998, 17, 5-19.This publication describes the mechanisms through which the "discounting" takes place in child sexual abuse cases.#12. Renner, K. E., & Park, L. Contradictions in the Legal Doctrine Concern Child Sexual Abuse. Working Manuscript, 1999 (under review).This publication describes the means for legally challenging the mechanisms for "discounting" in child sexual abuse cases.#13. Parriag, A., & Renner, K. E. Do current criminal justice practices lead to unjust outcomes for adult victims of sexual assault? Working Manuscript, 1998.This publication describes the mechanisms through which the "discounting" takes place in adult sexual assault cases.#14. Parriag, A., Renner, K. E., & Alksnis, C. Is Logic Optional in the Courtroom? An Examination of Sexual Assault Trials. Working Manuscript, 1998.This publication describes the means for legally challenging the mechanisms for "discounting" in adult sexual assault cases.#15. Renner, K. E. How the Justice System Fails Victims of Sexual Assault When Access to Counseling Records is Allowed. Working Manuscript, 1999.This publication describes why access to counseling records violates the equity provisions of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and may be used and cited to argue in court why counseling records should not be made available to the defense in any individual case.
#16. Renner, K. E. The civic price of sexual assault and sexual abuse. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 2001, 10, 1-4.
This publication introduces a special issue of the Journal on the legal issues of sexual assault and sexual abuse.
#17.Renner, K. E. Re-conceptualizing sexual assault from an intractable social problem to a managable process of social change. In Hodgson and Kelley (eds.), Sexual Violence: Policies, Practices, and Challenges in the United States and Canada. Westport, CT: Praeger: 2002, pp 135-153..This chapter describes the research program, the issues requiring law reform, and a proposal on the ways to accomplish social change.
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