Articles of Note Child Abuse DV/IPV Sexual Assault

Articles of Note: April 2021 Edition

It’s time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the peer-reviewed literature. As I type this I am prepping for 4 weeks of straight travel–I expect my wife will be malnourished and my house plants will be dead by the time I return. Anyone who knows Sasha knows she’s an excellent baker, but she is not a cook, and 4 weeks is a long time to subsist on cereal and Thai takeout. We’ll see. It’s nice to finally be getting back into the groove of work that happens outside my house. It’s not the first of it, but it’s been pretty sporadic up until this month. Of course, it could all change with the blink of an eye, so I’m not packing until the day I fly. But I’m required to get COVID tested before I go (and come back, for that matter), and I am gone long enough that I actually had to purchase a suitcase I can [gasp] check (we actually didn’t own one in this house–we never check luggage). I mean, I could probably do 4 weeks out of a carry-on, but why?

Long flights and some unscheduled time in hotel rooms will leave me with plenty of reading time, which is good because I have already put aside several articles from this month’s haul. It always pleases me to see a good showing from our forensic nursing colleagues and trusted allies, and the current list doesn’t disappoint. Pay special attention to a couple of articles on topics that don’t always come our way: one on touch DNA, and one on screening men for IPV. If you find that you’re trying to get your hands on a particular article or two and you can’t find it, let me know and I may be able to help out. Happy reading!

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