The time has come to end woman abuse in rural communities

Enough is enough. The time has come to end woman abuse in rural communities. 

Dr. DeKeseredy Featured on Minnesota Public Radio

Dr. Walter DeKeseredy was featured on Minnesota Public Radio. He talked about violent crime in rural place. For more information, go to this link:

Directors thoughts on Mailloux drafting

Center Director, Dr. Walter DeKeseredy, has been featured in the news this week due to the controversy of a professional hockey team, the Montreal Canadiens, selecting as a first round draftee a person who has been convicted of image-based sexual abuse against a woman. Here you can find links to both the television news program featuring Dr. DeKeseredy and a newspaper article from the day before where he discusses the insensitivity of sexual violence and women’s safety in this selection. He as well as other advocates have expressed their deep concerns in the aftermath of this selection and the damage that results. He also discusses the role of male peer support and how it further perpetuates and facilitates harm in violence against women and girls. Since the announcement of the draft pick and subsequent backlash, the team owner has released a statement of apology. Dr. DeKeseredy says that the statement and the actions outlined in it moving forward are not sufficient and not the way to deal with the issue, signaling a bigger problem within the organization.

Research Series On Gender-Based Violence in Rural Communities

Check out Dr. Dekeseredy's new edition in the research series on gender-based violence in rural communities. 

Special Issue on Violence Against Women Journal

Center Director Dr. Walter DeKeseredy has guest edited a new special issue of the journal violence against women. Special thanks go to Dr. Claire Renzetti and to the contributors. Here is the link to this issue. 

Author Meets Critic

“Author meets Critics- Woman Abuse in Rural Places” with rural crime listserve members. Dr. Walter Dekeseredy and five critics, including Dr. James Ptacek, Dr. Callie Rennison, Dr. Claire Renzetti, Dr. Sandra Walklate, and Dr. Sarah Wendt, are the participants at the panel. The event is on April 22, 2021 12-2 PM (E.S.T.). Attached is a zoom link to join the event.

Center Director Walter DeKeseredy's New Piece

Center Director Walter DeKeseredy is the Guest Editor of a new special issue of The International Journal of Rural Criminology. There has never been a special issue of any other journal devoted entirely to disseminating contemporary international work on violence against women in rural communities. Thus, this issue is a historical milestone.

New Book: Woman Abuse in Rural Places

Center Director, Dr. DeKeseredy, has a new book featured in the Routledge Series in Rural Criminology entitled  Woman Abuse in Rural Places