Ingrid Johnson's newest publication explores victim-survivors’ reasons for not reporting to the police
by Ahliil Saitanan |
UAA Justice Center Assistant Professor Ingrid Johnson recently published an article in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, titled "Victim-Survivors’ Prioritization of Reasons for Non-Reporting Adult Sexual Assaults to Law Enforcement."
This manuscript used data from a survey of survivors of adult sexual assault in Alaska on their reasons for not reporting to the police, which was part of the Alaska Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (AK-SAKI).
"This research features Alaskan sexual assault survivors and for the first time documents how these survivors prioritize their reasons for non-reporting sexual assaults to the police, which helps us better understand how to address this reporting gap and deliver justice for survivors of sexual assault," Johnson says.
Johnson's co-author, Rebekah Lewis, was a Justice BA student who wrote a good portion of the literature review as part of an independent study during her senior year. Lewis graduated in 2021 and now works as a victim advocate at STAR.