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Pathways to Victimization Disclosure: Who LGBTQ+ Victims Tell and Why

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dc.contributor.author Vasquez, Amanda
dc.contributor.author Houston-Kolnik, Jaclyn
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-14T21:08:50Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-14T21:08:50Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Vasquez, Amanda; Houston-Kolnik, Jaclyn. (2019). Pathways to Victimization Disclosure: Who LGBTQ+ Victims Tell and Why. Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, 15 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.icjia.state.il.us/assets/articles/LGBTQ%20Victimization%20Disclosure%20article_FINAL-191212T15162636.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/2107
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract National and state-level research points to higher rates of crime victimization, such as bullying, harassment, intimate partner violence, among individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+). Following victimization, victims may share their experiences with informal supports (i.e., social networks) and/or formal supports (i.e., physician, social service case manager) for help. In this qualitative study, researchers examined the experiences of 13 LGBTQ+ victims in Illinois who had disclosed their victimization. Findings suggest LGBTQ+ victims share about their experiences for various reasons, such as an acute need for help or being asked if something was wrong, but that the reason for disclosure varies by support source. Implications point to the importance of improving support source responses to victimization disclosure and LGBTQ+ victims; avenues for future research related to disclosure processes are also identified. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) en_US
dc.subject Interview Results en_US
dc.subject LGBTQ en_US
dc.subject Sexual Orientation en_US
dc.subject Gender Identity en_US
dc.subject Bisexual en_US
dc.subject Lesbian en_US
dc.subject Queer en_US
dc.subject Gay en_US
dc.subject Gender Non-conforming en_US
dc.subject Non-binary en_US
dc.subject Victimization en_US
dc.subject Physical Assault en_US
dc.subject Sexual Abuse en_US
dc.subject Stalking en_US
dc.subject Sexual Assault en_US
dc.subject Child Abuse en_US
dc.subject Threatening Behavior en_US
dc.subject Robbery en_US
dc.subject Covictims en_US
dc.subject Disclosure en_US
dc.subject Social Support en_US
dc.subject Decision-making en_US
dc.subject Formal Support en_US
dc.subject Informal Support en_US
dc.subject Response to Victimization en_US
dc.title Pathways to Victimization Disclosure: Who LGBTQ+ Victims Tell and Why en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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