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Welcome to the DOV!

Founded in 2012, the DOV is one of the newest divisions of the American Society of Criminology (ASC).  We currently have over 140 members from 7 different countries!

Spotlight on Victimology


The Research Resources Committee encourages you to please check out the article "I Was Naïve in Thinking ‘I Divorced this Man, He is Out of my Life": A Qualitative Exploration of Post-Separation Power and Control Tactics Experienced by Women" by Michelle L. Toews and Autumn M. Bermea just published online in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. The authors identify power and control tactics used by abusers post-separation and shift the focus to abusive behavior beyond physical violence. It is very interesting!