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Mitch Abrams and Michelle L. Bartlett

With enhanced media attention to the epidemic of sexual assault and sexual violence in the world of sports, and in particular college sports, an opportunity to address and prevent such acts is presenting for individuals with a unique skill set. The #MeToo movement, founded by Tarana Burke in 2006

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Kirsty Forsdike and Simone Fullagar

Sport is a complex cultural site that is both empowering for women and girls and a site wherein violence, harassment, and inequality are perpetuated. Violence against women is recognized as a global issue of “epidemic proportions” ( World Health Organization, 2013 , p.3; 2021 ). It has far

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David Eitle, Steven Swinford, and Abagail Klonsinski

A number of recent, high-profile cases involving accusations of violence perpetrated against women by both college and professional male athletes have rekindled the public debate about the relationship between sport participation and violence against women. 1 Although lively, this public debate is

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Jeannine Ohlert, Thea Rau, and Marc Allroggen

The experience of sexual violence is known to be associated with a variety of adverse long-term consequences in the affected persons, including medical, psychological, behavioral, and sexual disorders (for a review cf. Maniglio, 2009 ). Furthermore, several mediating factors exist in the

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Emma Kavanagh, Chelsea Litchfield, and Jaquelyn Osborne

Academic scholars are increasingly raising concern about the disproportionate levels of gender-based violence experienced by women in virtual spaces, suggesting this to be a global pandemic ( Ging & Siapera, 2018 ). Jane ( 2018 ) believes that gendered abuse and threats online cause “embodied

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Brian A. Eiler, Rosemary Al-Kire, Patrick C. Doyle, and Heidi A. Wayment

Many forms of sexual violence, whether harassment, abuse, or rape, permeate all levels of sport, especially at the elite level ( Marks, Mountjoy, & Marcus, 2012 ). Although prevalence rates of sexual violence are difficult to accurately assess, some researchers have suggested as many as one in

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Walter S. DeKeseredy, Stu Cowan, and Martin D. Schwartz

to 900 pages are allotted to violence against women in Mansfield et al.’s ( 2018 ) The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education . The same is true in Giulianotti’s ( 2018 ) Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport . Explaining why this is the case is not one of

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Colin J. Lewis, Simon J. Roberts, Hazel Andrews, and Rebecca Sawiuk

The terminology used by scholars when referring to various forms of sexual harassment, violence, and assault in both the European Member States and the United States of America (USA), in and beyond sport contexts, varies considerably ( Mergaert, Arnaut, Vertommen, & Lang, 2016 ). Therefore, in

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John H. Kerr

while playing in the period from 1970 to 1995. 4 Data arising from a selection of these interviews provided the basis for an examination of the nature of violence in men’s Australian football in what arguably was an era of glorified violence in Australian team contact sports and Australian football in

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Jennifer A. Scarduzio, Christina S. Walker, Nicky Lewis, and Anthony M. Limperos

Intimate partner violence (IPV) includes any sexual, physical, emotional, and/or psychological violence perpetrated by a current or former intimate partner ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020a ). IPV is a pervasive health crisis, impacting individuals with various sociocultural and