CRIM 250 Domestic Violence (Whyte): Sample Deaf Articles

Sample Deaf Articles

Here are some articles to help you get started with Deaf-related research: 

Intimate Partner Violence and/or Sexual Assault

Anderson, M. L., & Leigh, I. W.. (2011).  Intimate partner violence against deaf female college students. Violence Against Women, 17(7), 822-834. 

Anderson, M., & Leigh, I. (2010). Internal consistency and factor structure of the revised conflict tactics scales in a sample of deaf female college studentsJournal of Family Violence25(5), 475–483.

Barber, S., Wills, D., & Smith, M. J. (2010). Deaf survivors of sexual assault. In Irene W. Leigh  (Ed.), Psychotherapy with Deaf Clients from Diverse Groups (2nd ed, pp. 320-340). Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Brownridge, D. A. (2009).  Situating research on safety promoting behaviors among disabled and deaf victims of interpersonal violence [Discussion of Interpersonal Violence and Women With Disabilities: Analysis of Safety Promoting Behaviors, by L. E. Powers and others; part of a symposium on Violence against Women with Disabilities]. Violence Against Women, 15(9), p. 1075-1079. 

Fisher, B. S.(2009). Commentary on Curry et al.'s safer and stronger program and suggestions for future methodological research [Discussion of Development of Measures of Abuse Among Women With Disabilities and the Characteristics of Their Perpetrators; part of a symposium on Violence against Women with Disabilities]. Violence Against Women, 15 (9),  p. 1026-1034. 

Grauvogl, A. (2005 March/April ). Hearing the Deaf. South Dakota Magazine, 20(6)  p. 32-38. Order this from Interlibrary Loan Service (free). 

Johnston-McCabe, P., Levi-Minzi, M., Van Hasselt, V.B., & Vanderbeek, A. (2011, January). Domestic violence and social support in a clinical sample of deaf and hard of hearing womenJournal of Family Violence, 26(1), p. 63-69.

Macy, R. J. (2009). Commentary on development of measures of abuse Among women with disabilities and the characteristics of their perpetrators [Discussion of M. A. Curry and others; part of a symposium on Violence against Women with Disabilities]. Violence Against Women,15(9), p. 1035-1039.

McCay, V., Steinberg, A.G. & Montaya, L.A. (1999). Deaf murderers: Clinical and forensic issues. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 17, p. 495-516. 

McCay, V. & Greenberg, S.F. (1999, Autumn). Violence in deaf and hard-of-hearing people: A review of the literature. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 4(3), p. 259-272. 

Merkin, L., & Smith, M.J. (1995). A community-based model providing services for deaf and deaf-blind victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Sexuality and Disability,13(2), p. 97-106. Order this via interlibrary loan, a free service.

Miller, K., & McCay, V. (2003). Deaf sex offenders in a prison population. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education,8(3), p. 357-362. 

Miller, K., McCay, V., & Capella, M.E. (2005, Fall). Violent offenders in a deaf prison population. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education 10(4), p. 417-425. 

Whyte, A.K., Aubrecht, A.L., McCullough, C.A., Lewis, J.W., & Thompson-Ochoa, D. (2013, October). Understanding Deaf people in counseling contextsCounseling Today,56(4), 38-45.  

Whyte, A.K., & Esposito, E. (2011). Deaf community accountability model. The Voice: A Journal of the Battered Women’s Movement, p. 24–29. See this article at the end of this section. 

Whyte, A.K., & Guiffrida, D.A. (2008). Counseling deaf college students: The case of SheaJournal of College Counseling, 11,184-192. 

Whyte, A.K., & Wall, K. (2015, May). Online survey and focus groups will seek to improve services for Deaf, hard of hearing, and signing LGBTQI survivors of domestic violence in Rochester, NYThe Empty Closet (489), p. 15

 Whyte, A.K. (2011, July). New executive director for Deaf Abused Women’s Network. SIGNews. Order this via interlibrary loan, a free service.

 Whyte, A.K.(2011, March). An evening of miracles: DeafHope gala. SIGNewsOrder this via interlibrary loan, a free service.

 Whyte, A.K.(2010, December). 2010 JDVNC conference in Utah, SIGNews. Order this via interlibrary loan, a free service.

 Whyte, A. K.(2010, March). From a seed blossoms a forest: Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims announces new executive director. SIGNews. Order this via interlibrary loan, a free service.

Child Abuse

Embry, R. A., & Grossman, F.D. (2006/2007). The Los Angeles County response to child abuse and deafness. American Annals of the Deaf, 151(5), p. 488-498.

McCay, V., & Miller, K. R. (2002). Issues in the sexual molestation of deaf youth. American Annals of the Deaf, 147(5), 28-36. 

McCay, V., & Rich, S. (1997). Pedophilia and deafness. American Annals of the Deaf, 142(4), 300-11.

Sebald, A.M. (2008). Child abuse and deafness. American Annals of the Deaf, 153(4), p. 376-383.

Sullivan, P.M., McCay, V., & Scanlan, J.M. (1987, Oct.) Sexual abuse of deaf youth. American Annals of the Deaf, 132(4), p. 256-262. 

Weiner, M. T., & Miller, M. (2006). Deaf children and bullying: Directions for future research. American Annals of the Deaf, 151(1), p. 61-70.


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