Monday, April 2, 2012

Women's Center presents "Confronting the Reality of Sexual Violence in the University Community"

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Women’s Center presents “Confronting the Reality of Sexual Violence in the University Community”. This discussion will be led by David Lisak, Ph.D., associate professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Noon

WHERE: Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library

DETAILS: Lisak conducts and supervises research on the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence. In particular, he has studied the motives and characteristics of “undetected” rapists – men who rape but who are never prosecuted, and the long term effects of childhood abuse in men. His research has been published in leading journals in psychology, trauma and violence, and he was the founding editor of the journal, Psychology of Men and Masculinity.

Lisak has served as faculty for the National Judicial Education Program and the American Prosecutors Research Institute. He conducts workshops and consults widely with universities, the U.S. military, and other institutions regarding sexual assault prevention and policies. He also serves as an expert witness in death penalty cases where issues of child abuse are pertinent.

This event is co-sponsored by the Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speakers Series, Student Government Association, Criminal Justice Department, and Psychology Department.

For a list of other ECCE Speakers Series events and more information, visit

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