The Nomological Network and Latent Structure of Stalking, Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence.

  • LONGPRE, N. (Speaker)
  • Maria Tachmetzidi Papoutsi (Speaker)
  • Nicola Beckett (Speaker)
  • Ewa B. Stefanska (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Background: Stalking, IPV and Sexual Violence are serious public health issues, where women are disproportionally victimized. However, there is a lack of research on how these forms of violence are linked, stressing the need for more research and the elaboration of evidence-based prevention programmes. The worldwide situation has led to an increase of antisocial behaviour (Hollewell & Longpré, 2021), and the pandemic has exacerbated the occurrence of gender-based violence (Longpré et al., 2022).
Aims: The aim of this talk is to study the nomological network and latent structure of stalking, IPV and sexual violence among different samples. A synthesis of findings from two under review projects, on victims’ accounts and self-reported behaviours, as well as preliminary results comparing non-convicted and convicted perpetrators will be presented.
Methodology: Analyses were conducted on three samples: 1) one sample of N = 1032 victims’ accounts, who had contacted the National Stalking Helpline; 2) one sample of N = 319 participants from the general population, and 3) one sample of N = 550 non-convicted and convicted perpetrators.
Data analysis: Univariate analyses (i.e., Frequency and prevalence), Bivariate analyses (i.e., t-test and correlations) as well as Multivariate analyses (i.e., Taxometrics, Item Response Theory, Mediation) were conducted.
Period23 Sep 2022
Event titleThe XXII European Criminology (Eurocrim) Conference
Event typeConference
LocationMalaga, SpainShow on map


  • Stalking
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Sexual Violence
  • Nomological Network
  • Latent Structure