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Women's Resource Center hosts lunch lecture on intimate partner violence

October 23, 2009

Criminal Justice professor Rae Taylor, Ph.D., will present “The Power to Kill: Power and Coercive Control as a Predictor of Homicide in Intimate Relationships,” on Monday, Oct. 26 at 12:30 p.m., in Mercy Hall, Room 103.

The lecture is part of the Fall 2009 Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series, sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center. The WRC planned Taylor’s lecture to coincide with national Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Taylor, who joined the Loyola faculty this fall, is an expert in lethal and non-lethal intimate partner violence and has published articles in the magazines Violence Against Women and Homicide Studies. She holds doctorate, master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University Central Florida.

Prior to obtaining her doctorate, Taylor worked as a victim advocate for the Office of the State Attorney in Orange County, Fla., where she worked on hundreds of criminal cases involving domestic violence, stalking, violations of injunction, sexual assault and other felony crimes. Taylor also taught a weekly course there on domestic violence awareness and the criminal justice process to victims of domestic violence.

The WRC provides support to the educational mission of Women’s Studies by sponsoring informational programming, advocacy and services to support a campus environment free of sexism and oppression.

For more information on the lecture series, contact WRC Director Karen Reichard at 504-864-7881 or Reichard@loyno.edu. For more information on the Department of Criminal Justice within the College of Social Sciences, contact Catherine Koppel in the Office of Public Affairs at 504-861-5448 or ckoppel@loyno.edu.

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