Resources

We are committed to making our research open and accessible, including sharing resources that have helped inform our project. You’ll find below a range of material to help you explore aspects of sexual violence in more detail.

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SHaME Research Leaflets

SHaME is an active, interdisciplinary research group with a wealth of expertise in examining the complex relationship between medicine, psychiatry, and sexual violence. Our researchers...

Sadism: a history of non-consensual sexual cruelty

In this June 2020 article published in The International Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, Joanna Bourke explores how nineteenth-century forensic psychiatrist Richard von Krafft-Ebing's understanding of...

Cruel Visions: Reflections on Artists and Atrocities

In this article from August 2020 published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, Joanna Bourke explores the artistic challenges facing officially appointed...

'Animal instincts': the sexual abuse of women with learning difficulties, 1830s-1910s

In this article published in Women's History Review in 2020, Joanna Bourke traces the sexual abuse of girls and women with learning difficulties in Britain between...

SHaME Event Reports

SHaME is an active research group hosting a rich programme of conferences, workshops, reading groups and seminar series, as well as a range of public...

Joanna Bourke: Media Resources

SHaME project lead and Principal Investigator, Professor Joanna Bourke is a frequent contributor to academic and public podcasts, publications, tv and radio broadcasts, festivals and...

Reclaiming Voice: Minoritised Women and Sexual Violence

In March 2020, Imkaan, the UK's only second-tier women's organisation dedicated to addressing violence against black and minoritised women and girls, published the report, Reclaiming Voice:...

‘Sexual Violence: Laws, Communities, Interventions’ Conference 2019

On Friday 18 October 2019, SHaME co-hosted an interdisciplinary conference with the École Française d’Athènes in Athens. The conference aimed to better understand the intersections...

Excavating feminist knowledges and practices in the field of sexual assault service provision: An Australian case study

In this article, Suzanne Egan looks at the interplay between sexual assault professionals and 'naturalised' feminist knowledge to examine the issue of professionalised service provision...

From Report to Court: A handbook for adult survivors of sexual violence

This Home Office funded handbook was commissioned by Rape Crisis, written by Cathy Halloran, and includes contributions from Rights of Women. The handbook is intended...

How Rape Myths Are Used and Challenged in Rape and Sexual Assault Trials

In this 2017 article in Social and Legal Studies, Olivia Smith and Tina Skinner present fresh evidence on the use of rape myths within sexual...

Rape Trials and Sexual History Evidence: Reforming the Law on Third-Party Evidence

In this 2017 article in The Journal of Criminal Law, Clare McGlyn explores the legal context of the admission of third party evidence at rape...