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Linda Williams

Linda Williams
Linda WilliamsProfessor Emerita
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentSchool of Criminology and Justice Studies
  • Phone(978) 934-4118
  • Fax(978) 934-3077
  • EmailLinda_Williams@uml.edu
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Research Interests

Sexual Violence and Violence Against Women; Human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children; Linkages between child abuse, running away, homelessness and delinquency; Research Methods and Human Subjects protection; Trauma and memory.

Education

  • MA: Arts in Sociology, (1972), University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • MA: Sociology, (1972), University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA
    Supporting Area: Criminology
  • BA: Sociology, (1971), Beaver College - Glenside, Pennsylvania, United States
    Supporting Area: Honors

Awards and Honors

  • Research Career Achievement Award (2006), Scholarship/Research - American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (ASPAC)
  • Outstanding Service Award (2001), Service, Professional - American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (ASPAC)
  • David Caul Memorial Award, Best Research Study, (1994), Scholarship/Research - International Society for the Study of Dissociation
  • Best research published in 1993 (1993), Scholarship/Research - American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

Publications

  • Morabito, M.S., Pattavina, A.F., Williams, L. (2016) "Active representation and police response to sexual assault complaints," Journal of Crime and Justice pp. 1–14
  • Morabito, M.S., Pattavina, A.F., Williams, L. (2016) "It all just piles up: challenges to victim credibility accumulate to influence sexual assault case processing," Journal of interpersonal violence
  • Pattavina, A.F., Morabito, M.S., Williams, L. (2016) "Examining connections between the police and prosecution in sexual assault case processing: Does the use of exceptional clearance facilitate a downstream orientation?," Victims & Offenders!!! 11:2 pp. 315-334
  • Williams, L. (2015) "Beyond Enforcement: Welcomeness, Local Law Enforcement, and Immigrants," Public administration review 75:3 pp. 433-442
  • Pattavina, A.F., Morabito, M.S., Williams, L. (2015) "Examining Connections between the Police and Prosecution in Sexual Assault Case Processing: Does the Use of Exceptional Clearance Facilitate a Downstream Orientation?," Victims & Offenders pp. 1-19
  • Williams, L. (2015) "Police and domestic sex trafficking of youth: what teens tell us that can aid prevention and interdiction," Journal of Crime and Justice ahead-of-print pp. 1-18
  • Maparyan, L., Williams, L., Pattavina, A.F., Rardin, S.L., Levack, A. (2015) "Research & Action Report, Fall/Winter 2015," Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesly College Book 28
  • Williams, L. (2015) "Beyond Enforcement: Welcomeness, Local Law Enforcement, and Immigrants," Public administration review 75:3 pp. 433
  • Cares, A.C., Banyard, V.L., Moynihan, M.M., Williams, L., Potter, S.J., Stapleton, J.G. (2015) "Changing Attitudes About Being a Bystander to Violence: Translating an In-Person Sexual Violence Prevention Program to a New Campus," Violence Against Women 21:2 pp. 165-187 23p
  • Moynihan, M.M., Banyard, V.L., Cares, A.C., Potter, S.J., Williams, L., Stapleton, J.G. (2015) "Encouraging Responses in Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention: What Program Effects Remain 1 Year Later?," Journal of Interpersonal Violence 30:1 pp. 110
  • Cares, A.C., Hirschel, D., Williams, L. (2014) "Teaching About Victimization in an Online Environment: Translating in Person Empathy and Support to The Internet," Journal of Criminal Justice Education 25:4 pp. 405-420
  • Williams, L., Weeks, E.G. (2014) "Defining and Measuring Child Maltreatment," Child Abuse and Neglect Worldwide: Understanding, Defining, and Measuring Child Maltreatment pp. 9
  • Williams, L. (2013) "Adolescence and commercial sexual exploitation: Prostituted girls in the US," Elsevier Academic Press pp. 449-468
  • Grasso, D.J., Saunders, B.E., Williams, L., Hanson, R., Smith, D.W., Fitzgerald, M.M. (2013) "Patterns of multiple victimization among maltreated children in Navy families," Journal of traumatic stress 26:5 pp. 597-604
  • Moynihan, M.M., Banyard, V.L., Cares, A.C., Potter, S.J., Williams, L., Stapleton, J.G., Williams, L. (2013) "Encouraging Responses in Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention: What Program Effects Remain 1 Year Later?," Handbook of Child and Adolescent Sexuality 30:1 pp. 110; 449-132; 468
  • Liang, B., Tracy, A., Taylor, C.A., Williams, L., Jordon, J.V., Miller, J.B., Belford, B., Kaehler, L.A., Birrell, P. (2012) "Relational Health Indices," Journal of Trauma & Dissociation 13: pp. 244-257
  • Williams, L. (2011) "Community Responsibility for Runaway and Thrownaway Youth–Commentary," Journal of Applied Research on Children 2:1 pp. 1
  • Williams, L. (2010) "Harm and Resilience among Prostituted Teens: Broadening our Understanding of Victimisation and Survival," Social Policy & Society 9:2 pp. 243
  • Williams, L., Frederick, M.E. (2009) "Pathways into and out of commercial sexual victimization of children: Understanding and responding to sexually exploited teens," Lowell, MA: University of Massachusetts
  • Nugent, N.R., Saunders, B.E., Williams, L., Hanson, R., Smith, D.W., Fitzgerald, M.M. (2009) "Posttraumatic stress symptom trajectories in children living in families reported for family violence," Journal of traumatic stress 22:5 pp. 460-466
  • Williams, L., Lowell, L. (2009) "Pathways into and out of commercial sexual victimization of children: Recommendations and Implications for Policy and Practice,"
  • Williams, L., Powell, A., Frederick, M. (2008) "Pathways into and out of commercial sexual exploitation: Preliminary findings and implications for responding to sexually exploited teens,"
  • Banyard, V.L., Williams, L., Saunders, B.E., Fitzgerald, M.M. (2008) "The complexity of trauma types in the lives of women in families referred for family violence: Multiple mediators of mental health," American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 78:4 pp. 394-404
  • Williams, L., Herrera, V.M. (2007) "Child maltreatment and adolescent violence: understanding complex connections," Child maltreatment 12:3 pp. 203-7
  • Banyard, V.L., Williams, L. (2007) "Women's voices on recovery: A multi-method study of the complexity of recovery from child sexual abuse," Child Abuse and Neglect 31:3 pp. 275-290
  • Banyard, V.L., Williams, L. (2007) "Adolescent Survivors of Sexual Abuse: Developmental Outcomes," Prevention Researcher 14:2 pp. 6-10
  • Liang, B., Tracy, A., Kauh, T., Taylor, C., Williams, L. (2006) "Mentoring Asian and Euro-American college women," Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development 34:3
  • Liang, B., Williams, L., Siegel, J.A. (2006) "Relational Outcomes of Childhood Sexual Trauma in Female Survivors A Longitudinal Study," Journal of Interpersonal Violence 21:1 pp. 42-57
  • Williams, L., Banyard, V.L., Aoudeh, N. (2005) "Special issue: Bringing women's voices to the center: Innovative methods in violence against women research, part 1 Guest editors' introduction," Violence Against Women 11:10
  • Williams, L., Banyard, V.L., Aoudeh, N. (2005) "Guest Editors? Introduction," Violence Against Women 11:10 pp. 1231-1235
  • Williams, L. (2004) "Researcher-Advocate Collaborations to End Violence Against Women," Journal of Interpersonal Violence 19:11 pp. 1350-1357
  • Banyard, V.L., Williams, L., Siegel, J.A. (2004) "Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Gender Perspective on Context and Consequences," Child maltreatment 9:3 pp. 223-238
  • Kilpatrick, D.G., Resick, P.A., Williams, L. (2003) "Fostering Collaborations Between Violence Against Women Researchers and Practitioners," Social Insight 8:1 pp. 60
  • Banyard, V.L., Williams, L., Siegel, J.A. (2003) "Impact of Complex Trauma and Depression on Parenting: An Exploration of Mediating Risk and Protective Factors," Child maltreatment 8:4 pp. 334-349
  • Siegel, J.A., Williams, L. (2003) "Risk Factors for Sexual Victimization of Women," Violence Against Women 9:8 pp. 902
  • Williams, L. (2003) "Understanding Child Abuse and Violence Against Women," Journal of Interpersonal Violence 18:4 pp. 441
  • Siegel, J.A., Williams, L. (2003) "The Relationship between Child Sexual Abuse and Female Delinquency and Crime: a Prospective Study," Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency 40:1 pp. 71-94
  • Liang, B., Tracy, A., Taylor, C.A., Williams, L., Jordan, J.V., Miller, J.B. (2002) "The Relational Health Indices: A Study of Women’s Relationships," Psychology of Women Quarterly 26:1 pp. 25
  • Banyard, V.L., Williams, L., Siegel, J.A., West, C.A. (2002) "Childhood Sexual Abuse in the Lives of Black Women: Risk and Resilience in a Longitudinal Study," Women & Therapy 25:3 pp. 45
  • Banyard, V.L., Williams, L., Siegel, J.A. (2002) "Retraumatization Among Adult Women Sexually Abused in Childhood: Exploratory Analyses in a Prospective Study," Journal of Child Sexual Abuse 11:3 pp. 19
  • Liang, B., Tracy, A.J., Taylor, C.A., Williams, L. (2002) "Mentoring College- Age Women: A Relational Approach," American Journal of Community Psychology 30:2 pp. 271
  • Kilpatrick, D.G., Resick, P.A., Williams, L. (2001) "Fostering Collaborations Between Violence Against Women Researchers and Practitioners," Social Insight 6:1 pp. 29
  • Mouradian, V.E., Mechanic, M.B., Williams, L. (2001) "Recommendations for Establishing and Maintaining Successful Researcher-Practitioner Collaborations," Recommendations for Establishing and Maintaining Successful Researcher-Practitioner Collaborations
  • Siegel, J.A., Williams, L. (2001) "Risk factors for violent victimization of women : a prospective study, final report / Jane A. Siegel, Linda M. Williams,"
  • Mahoney, P., Williams, L., West, C.M. (2001) "Violence Against Women by Intimate Relationship Partners [From Sourcebook on Violence Against Women, P 143-178, 2001, Claire M. Renzetti, Jeffrey L. Edleson, and Raquel K. Bergen, eds. – See NCJ-201429]," Violence Against Women by Intimate Relationship Partners From Sourcebook on Violence Against Women, P 143-178, 2001, Claire M.Renzetti, Jeffrey L.Edleson, and Raquel K.Bergen, eds.– See NCJ-201429]
  • Banyard, V.L., Williams, L., Siegel, J.A. (2001) "The Long-Term Mental Health Consequences of Child Sexual Abuse: An Exploratory Study of the Impact of Multiple Traumas in a Sample of Women," Journal of traumatic stress 14:4 pp. 697-715
  • Banyard, V.L., Williams, L., Siegel, J.A. (2001) "Understanding Links Among Childhood Trauma, Dissociation, and Women’s Mental Health," American Journal of Orthopsychiatry (Wiley-Blackwell) 71:3 pp. 311
  • Williams, L., Siegel, J.A., Pomeroy, J.J. (2000) "Validity of women’s self-reports of documented child sexual abuse," Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers pp. 211-226
  • Jasinski, J.L., Williams, L., Siegel, J. (2000) "Childhood Physical and Sexual Abuse as Risk Factors for Heavy Drinking among African-American Women: a Prospective Study," Child abuse & neglect 24:8 pp. 1061-1071
  • West, C.M., Williams, L. (2000) "Adult Sexual Revictimization Among Black Women Sexually Abused in Childhood: A..," Child maltreatment 5:1 pp. 49
  • Banyard, V.L., Williams, L. (1999) "Memories for child sexual abuse and mental health functioning: Findings on a sample of women and implications for future research," Sage Publications, Inc pp. 115-125
  • Williams, L., Banyard, V.L. (1999) "Trauma & memory," Sage Publications, Inc
  • Williams, L. (1999) "Damage control," Women’s Review of Books 16:7 pp. 21
  • Duncan, L.E., Williams, L. (1998) "Gender Role Socialization and Male-on-Male vs. Female-on-Male Child Sexual Abuse," Sex Roles 39:9 pp. 765-785
  • Williams, L., Banyard, V.L. (1997) "Gender and recall of child sexual abuse: A prospective study," Plenum Press pp. 371-377
  • Williams, L., Banyard, V.L. (1997) "Perspectives on adult memories of childhood sexual abuse: A research review," American Psychiatric Association pp. II-123; II-151
  • Banyard, V.L., Williams, L. (1996) "Characteristics of Child Sexual Abuse as Correlates of Women’s Adjustment: A Prospective Study," Journal of Marriage & Family 58:4 pp. 853-865
  • Williams, L. (1995) "Recovered Memories of Abuse in Women with Documented Child Sexual Victimization Histories," Journal of traumatic stress 8:4 pp. 649-673
  • Williams, L., Finkelhor, D. (1995) "Paternal caregiving and incest: Test of a biosocial model," American Journal of Orthopsychiatry (Wiley-Blackwell) 65:1 pp. 101
  • Kendall-Tackett, K., Williams, L., Finkelhor, D. (1993) "Impact of sexual abuse on children: A review and synthesis of recent empirical studies," Psychological bulletin 113:1 pp. 164-180
  • Williams, L., Farrell, R.A. (1990) "Legal response to child sexual abuse in day care," Criminal Justice and Behavior 17:3 pp. 284-302
  • Romero, J.J., Williams, L. (1985) "Recidivism among convicted sex offenders: A 10-year followup study," Federal Probation 49:1 pp. 58-64
  • Romero, J.J., Williams, L. (1983) "Group psychotherapy and intensive probation supervision with sex offenders: A comparative study," Federal Probation 47:4 pp. 36-42

Presentations

  • Williams, L.M. Sexually abusive fathers: Redefining the stereotype. - Spring Faculty Lecture Series, Behind Closed Doors: The Dark Side of the American Family,
  • Williams, L.M. & Powell, A. Pathways to resilience and recovery among prostituted teens: Understanding victimization, survival and response to commercially sexually exploited youth. - San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, January 2010 - San Diego, CA
  • Williams, L.M. Provide Justice For Prostituted Teens: Stop Arresting And Prosecuting Girls. - American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, November 2009 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Williams, L.M. Justice For Prostituted Teen - Carr Center for Human Rights Policy,, November 2009 - Cambridge, MA
  • Williams, L.M., Fernandez, J. and Frederick, M. Pathways into and out of commercial sexual exploitation: Law enforcement role in finding justice for prostituted teens. - Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, March 2009 - Boston, MA
  • Williams, L.M. Harm and resilience among prostituted teens: broadening our understanding of victimization and survival. - ESRC Seminar Series: Interrogating 'harm' and 'abuse': protection and citizenship across the lifespan, December 2008 - Scotland
  • Paper read: Williams, L.M. Terror and trauma for homeless and prostituted street youth: how can mental health and societal response be improved? - International Society for Traumatic Stress Annual Meeting, November 2008 - Chicago, IL
  • Williams, L.M. Pathways into and out of Commercial Sexual Exploitation --- Finding justice for and responding to trauma of sexually exploited teens. - ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, September 2008 - Hong Kong
  • Williams, L.M. Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Teens --- Recommendations for Juvenile Justice and Community Response - International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, July 2008 - Portsmouth, NH
  • Williams, L.M. Challenging Ethical Issues in Doing Research on Interpersonal Violence: Pathways to Commercial Sexual Victimization of Children - Innovations in Trauma Research Methods (CITRM)., November 2007 - Baltimore, MD
  • Williams, L.M. Pathways To Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Responding to Trauma of Prostituted Teens - International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 23th Annual Meeting, November 2007 - Baltimore, MD
  • Williams, L.M. Pathways to Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Understanding the experiences of prostituted teen-aged girls. - Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, March 2007 - Seattle, WA
  • Williams, L.M. Girls and Violence: Understanding the experiences of prostituted teen-aged girls - American Society of Criminology, November 2006 - Los Angeles, CA
  • Williams, L.M. & Saunders, B.E. The performance of masculinity and recidivism among men who sexually and physically assault intimate partners: A three-year follow up study - International Conference –Violence Against Women: Diversifying Social Responses", October 2006 - Montreal, Canada
  • Williams, L.M. & Saunders, B.E. Child Physical Abuse Recidivism: A longitudinal study of individual, family and community factors that impact repeated abuse. - ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, September 2006 - York, United Kingdom
  • Williams, L.M. & Saunders, B.E. Child Physical Abuse Recidivism: A longitudinal study of factors that impact repeated abuse. - International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, July 2006 - Portsmouth, NH
  • Williams, L.M., Mouradian, V.E., & Saunders, B.E. Recidivism among male perpetrators of intimate partner violence: A three-year follow up of 98 couples. - American Society of Criminology, November 2005 - Toronto, Canada
  • Williams, L.M. & Saunders, B.E. Recidivism by men who sexually and physically assault intimate partners: A three-year follow-up study of U.S. Navy families - Gender Based Violence and Health Conference, October 2005 - Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Williams, L.M. & Banyard, V.L. –Somebodyês Gotta Hear My Story:" a qualitative inquiry in a longitudinal study of women who survived child sexual abuse. - International Family Violence Research Conference, July 2005 - Portsmouth, NH
  • Williams, L.M. Violence Against Women and Children in Families Exposed to Terrorism and War. - European Congress on Traumatic Stress, June 2005 - Stockholm, Sweden
  • Williams, L.M. Violence Against Women and Children in Families Exposed to Terrorism and War - San Diego Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, January 2005 - San Diego, CA
  • Williams, L.M. The Impact of War-related Stress on Military Families: Violence Against Women and Children - Grace K. Baruch Memorial Lecture, November 2004 - Wellesley, MA
  • Williams, L.M. & Saunders, B.E. Violence Against Women in Families Exposed to Terrorism and War Trauma - International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 20th Annual Meeting, November 2004 - New Orleans, LA
  • Williams, L.M. & Herrera, V. Social contexts in understanding the impact of child sexual abuse on males: A 20 year follow-up study. - 15th International Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, September 2004 - Brisbane, Australia
  • Williams, L.M. & Saunders, B.E. Fragmentation in the family of origin and experiences with intimate partner violence in adulthood. - International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, October 2003 - Chicago, IL
  • Williams, L.M. Researcher-Advocate Collaborations to End Violence Against Women: Moving toward liberating/ progressive methodologies. - Toward a National Research Agenda on Violence Against Women: A national research conference, October 2003 - Lexington, KY
  • Session chaired: Child mental health services - European Conference on Traumatic Stress, May 2003 - Berlin, Germany
  • Williams, L.M. & Banyard, V.L. Women's lives and women's voices: Pathways to recovery by survivors of child sexual abuse. - Gender Based Violence and Health Conference, May 2003 - Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Williams, L.M. Fostering Collaborations Among Researchers and Practitioners - International Family Violence Conference, July 2001 - Portsmouth, NH
  • Workshop presented: Williams, L.M. and Berliner, L. Trauma and Memory: Recent research and clinical implications - European Congress on Traumatic Stress, May 2001 - Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Workshop presented: Williams, L.M. Children's exposure to violence in families: Implications for child outcomes., May 2001 - Scotland
  • Williams, L.M. Research on intimate partner sexual violence: implications from an international survey of 24 countries. - International Research Network on Violence Against Women, January 2001 - Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Williams, L.M. Understanding the linkages between child abuse and domestic violence over the life course: a developmental-ecological perspective - Multiply Traumatized Children of Domestic Violence, December 2000 - Pasadena, CA
  • Invited workshop: Williams, L.M. & Saunders, B.E. Clinical Screening for Prior Victimization History, Spousal Violence and Child Abuse: Technical Lessons from Research Methods. Invited workshop: Williams, L.M. & Banyard, V.L. Memories of Child Sexual Abuse and Adult Adjustment: Recent Research and Implications for Practice. - Midwest Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Incest, October 2000 - Madison WI
  • Williams, L.M., Saunders, B.E., & Mouradian, V.E. Child physical abuse, sexual abuse and witnessing family violence as predictors of aggression by children: A longitudinal study., September 2000 - Durban, South Africa
  • Williams, L.M., Banyard, V.L., & Siegel, J.A. Developmental and ecological models for understanding the consequences of child abuse. - International Family Violence Research Conference, June 2000 - Durham, NH
  • Workshop presented: Williams, L.M., Mouradian, V.E., & Mechanic, M. Fostering Collaborations Among Researchers and Practitioners: findings from practitioner focus groups - National Conference on Sexual Violence, May 2000 - Dallas, TX
  • Invited workshop: Williams, L.M. Risk and recovery from child sexual victimization. Invited workshop: Williams, L.M. Co-Occurrence of partner violence and child abuse. - Eighth Annual Childrenês Justice Act Conference, April 2000 - Seattle, Washington
  • Paper read: Williams, L.M., Siegel, J.A., & Banyard, V.L. Risk for Retraumatisation Among Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Paper read: Williams, L.M. Memories of child sexual abuse: Recent findings. - The Third World Conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, April 2000 - Melbourne, Australia
  • Invited seminar: Williams, L.M. Memories of child sexual abuse: Recent findings. Invited seminar: Williams, L.M. Co-Occurrence of partner violence and child abuse - New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists. Doctors for Sexual Abuse Care, March 2000 - Auckland, New Zealand
  • Williams, L.M. Memories of child sexual abuse: wave three of a longitudinal study. - International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, September 1998 - Auckland, New Zealand
  • Invited Plenary: Williams, L.M. Child Abuse Memories: Controversies and Consensus. - Sixth National Colloquium of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, July 1998 - Chicago, IL
  • Williams, L.M. Recent findings on adult memories of child sexual abuse: Gender, memory and mental health consequences - Recollections of Trauma: Scientific Research and Clinical Practice., June 1996 - Port de Bourgenay, France
  • Williams, L.M. Memories of child sexual abuse: Research findings and controversies. - Conference on Dissociation, April 1996 - Akron, OH
  • Williams, L.M. Memories of child sexual abuse: Research findings and controversies. - National Symposium on Child Sexual Abuse, March 1996 - Huntsville, AL
  • Williams, L.M. & Siegel, J.A. Alcohol problems among African American women sexually abused in childhood. - Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, February 1996 - Las Vegas, NV
  • Williams, L.M. Memories of child sexual abuse: Research findings and controversies., February 1996 - Detroit, MI
  • Williams, L.M. Memories of child sexual abuse: Research findings and controversies. - San Diego Conference on Child Maltreatment, January 1996
  • Williams, L.M. Adult and adolescent sex offending behaviors in a cohort of sexually abused and non-abused boys. - American Society of Criminology Meeting, November 1995 - Boston, MA
  • Williams, L.M. Adult and adolescent sex offending behaviors in a cohort of sexually abused and non-abused boys. - Midwest Conference on Child Sexual Abuse & Incest, November 1995 - Madison, WI
  • Williams, L.M. Research and ethical implications of asking children or adults about abuse, November 1995 - Boston, MA
  • Williams, L.M. Memories of child sexual abuse: Research findings and controversies. - Annual Research and Treatment Conference, Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers, October 1995 - New Orleans, LA
  • Williams, L.M. Memory problems and adult adjustment in female survivors of child sexual abuse: A prospective study - International Family Violence Research Conference, July 1995 - Durham, NH
  • Williams, L.M. & Kantor G.K. Understanding and investigating fatal child abuse, - Third National Colloquium, June 1995 - Tucson, AZ
  • Williams, L.M. Abuse memories. - Fourth European Conference on Traumatic Stress, May 1995 - Paris, France
  • Williams, L.M. Recall of childhood trauma, Sexual Abuse, Memory, and the Law., April 1995 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Williams, L.M. Memory and suggestibility, March 1995 - Lebanon, NH
  • Williams, L.M. Current controversies concerning repressed memories of childhood abuse. - First Annual South Carolina Professional Colloquium on Child Abuse, February 1995 - Charleston, SC
  • Williams, L.M. Twenty years of memories in the field of child abuse: What we know and what we have repressed. - San Diego Conference on Responding to Child Maltreatment, January 1995 - San Diego, CA
  • Williams, L.M. Research and ethical implications of asking children or adults about abuse. - Conference on Ethical, Legal and Methodological Implications of Directly Asking Children About Histories of Maltreatment, December 1994 - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Williams, L.M. Patterns of sexual violence among men sexually abused in childhood: A longitudinal study. Williams, L.M. & Hyman, B. Resilience in adult women survivors of child sexual abuse. - 13th Annual Research and Treatment Conference, November 1994 - San Francisco, CA
  • Williams, L.M. Memories of child sexual abuse: Current research and controversy. - Improving our response to child sexual abuse, the third multidisciplinary conference, September 1994 - Yale _ New Haven Hospital, Waterbury, CT
  • Williams, L.M. Memories of child sexual abuse: Current research and controversy. - Second Oklahoma Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect,, September 1994 - Tulsa, OK
  • Williams, L.M. Research on human memory: What evidence is there for hidden or repressed memories of sexual abuse? - Department of Psychology, Memories of sexual abuse: Scientific, clinical and legal issues, May 1994 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Williams, L.M. Adult memories of child sexual abuse: Recent research - Second National Colloquium, May 1994 - Cambridge, MA
  • Williams, L.M. Legal problems of recall of traumatic events - Appellate Judges Seminar, April 1994 - St. Simonês Island, GA
  • Williams, L.M. Accuracy of women's recollections of child sexual abuse. - Department of Psychiatry, April 1994 - Burlington, VT
  • Williams, L.M. Memories of child sexual abuse: Current research andcontroversy, Improving our response to child recall of childhood trauma: Accuracy of womenês recollections of sexual abuse. - Department of Psychiatry, March 1994 - Hanover, NH
  • Williams, L.M. Adult recall of child sexual abuse. - Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, March 1994 - Research Triangle Park, NC
  • Invited workshop: Williams, L.M. & Abney, V. Working with emerging memories in the adult survivor - Advanced Training Institutes, January 1994 - San Diego, CA
  • Williams, L.M. & Hyman, B. Consequences of child sexual abuse: Adult resilience and implications for interventions with children Williams, L.M. & Finkelhor, D. Characteristics of incestuous fathers. - San Diego Conference on Responding to Child Maltreatment, January 1994 - San Diego, CA
  • Paper read: Williams, L.M.Resiliency and invulnerability. Paper read: Williams, L.M. Adult memories of child sexual abuse: Findings from a longitudinal study. - The 12th Annual 1993 Research and Treatment Conference,, November 1993 - Boston, MA
  • Williams, L.M. Adult memories of child sexual abuse: Recent developments and implications for treatment - Annual Conference on Multiple Personality and Dissociative States, October 1993 - Chicago, IL
  • Invited workshop: Williams, L.M. Connections between child victimization and adult offending. Invited workshop: Williams, L.M. Abuse memories: Repression, pseudo memories or something else? - Midwest Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Incest,, October 1993 - Madison, WI
  • Paper read: Williams, L.M. Recovered memories of child sexual abuse in women with documented child sexual victimization histories. Paper read: Williams, L.M. Adult reports of documented child sexual abuse: Implications for retrospective research. Paper read: Williams, L.M. & Siegel, J.A. Sexual and nonsexual violence among men sexually abused in childhood, October 1993 - Phoenix, AZ
  • Invited workshop: Williams, L.M. & Berliner, L. Professional responses to the phenomenon of repressed memories. - First National Colloquium., June 1993 - Chicago, IL
  • Williams, L.M. Recall of victimization: Implications for research and practice - 9th Annual Conference on Abuse and Victimization in Life Span Perspective Trauma and Memory., April 1993 - Boston, MA
  • Invited workshop: Williams, L.M. Abused becomes abuser. - First Annual Childrenês Justice Conference, March 1993 - Tacoma, WA
  • Invited workshops: Williams, L.M. Adult memories of child sexual abuse - Minnesota American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, February 1993 - Portsmouth, NH
  • Paper read: Williams, L.M. Connections between child victimization and adult offending. Paper read: Williams, L.M. Adult memories of child sexual abuse: Recent developments and implications for treatment. - San Diego Conference on Child Maltreatment, January 1993
  • Williams, L.M. & Finkelhor, D. Risk factors for incestuous fathers - Networking in the 90s Conference, November 1992 - Nashville, TN
  • Williams, L.M. & Finkelhor, D. Child abuse histories of incestuous fathers. Examining the link between childhood victimization and adult sex offenses., November 1992 - New Orleans, LA
  • Invited paper: Williams, L.M. & Finkelhor, D. Parental caregiving and risk for incest. Invited paper: Williams, L.M. Adult memories of child sexual victimization: A longitudinal study of memory and psychological functioning. - Midwest Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Incest, October 1992 - Madison, WI
  • Williams, L.M. Adult memories of childhood abuse: Placing sexual assault in long-term perspective. - Ninth International Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, August 1992 - Chicago, IL
  • Williams, L.M. Adult memories of childhood abuse: Placing sexual assault in long-term perspective. - International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies World Conference on Trauma and Tragedy,, June 1992 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Williams, L.M. Adult memories of childhood abuse: Placing sexual assault in long-term perspective - Society for Life History Research Meeting,, April 1992 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Williams, L.M. The results of longitudinal studies of child sexual abuse and recommendations for future research. - Eighth National Symposium on Child Sexual Abuse, February 1992 - Huntsville, AL
  • Williams, L.M. & Finkelhor, D. Incest and paternal absence: A test of the biosocial model of incest avoidance. - Responding to Child Maltreatment, January 1992 - San Diego, CA
  • Williams, L.M. & Farrell, R. Deviant career patterns of incestuous fathers., November 1991 - San Diego, CA
  • Williams, L.M. & Finkelhor, D. A typology of incestuous fathers., November 1991 - Fort Worth, TX
  • Williams, L.M. & Finkelhor, D. The onset of incest. - San Diego Conference on Responding to Child Maltreatment, January 1991
  • Paper read: Williams, L.M. Substance abuse as an antecedent and consequence of child abuse: A study of incestuous and non-incestuous fathers. Paper read: Williams, L.M. & Farrell, R. Reconstructing the normal primitive stereotype of violent criminality. - Annual Meeting, November 1990 - Baltimore, MD
  • Williams, L.M. & Finkelhor, D. A typology of incestuous fathers: Preliminary findings from a national study. - National Symposium on Child Victimization, April 1990 - Atlanta, GA
  • Williams, L.M. & Finkelhor, D. Sexual abuse in day care: A national study - The Eighth National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, October 1989 - Salt Lake City, UT
  • Williams, L.M. & Finkelhor, D. Male sexuality and the sexualization of emotions: Developing a scale to predict child molesting - American Sociological Association Meeting, August 1989 - San Francisco, CA
  • Invited workshop: Williams, L.M. Child abuse in child care settings: A civilian perspective. - Family Advocacy Staff Training, Advanced Course, April 1989 - San Antonio, TX
  • Williams, L.M. & Finkelhor, D. Reducing the risk of sexual abuse in day care settings - Fifth National Symposium on Child Sexual Abuse, March 1989 - Huntsville, AL
  • Williams, L.M. & Finkelhor, D. Investigating child sexual abuse in day care - Fifth National Symposium on the Victimization of Children, May 1988 - Anaheim, CA
  • Williams, L.M. Defining child sexual abuse as criminal behavior: The extent of police response to sexual abuse in day care - American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, November 1987 - Montreal, Canada
  • Williams, L.M. & Finkelhor, D. Child victims of sexual abuse in day care settings - 37th Annual Meeting, August 1987 - Chicago, IL
  • Paper read: Williams, L.M. The long-term consequences of abuse: Measuring the impact on victims. Paper read: Williams, L.M. & Finkelhor, D. The incidence of child sexual abuse in day care settings - The Family Violence Research Conference for Practitioners and Policymakers, July 1987 - Durham, NH
  • Williams, L.M. Responses to sexual abuse - 1987 Northeast Regional Conference, June 1987 - Providence, RI
  • Williams. L.M. Investigation and prosecution of child sexual abuse in day care setting - New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors Conference: State of the Art Methods of Investigating Child Abuse in Out-of-Home Settings, June 1987 - Durham, NH
  • Williams, L.M. Gender and patterns of child sexual abuse in day care settings - 38th Annual Meeting, November 1986 - Atlanta, GA
  • Williams, L.M. Rape, race, and sex: An analysis of interracial sexual violence - 36th Annual Meeting, November 1984 - Cincinnati, OH
  • Williams, L.M. Sexual assault: Toward a cultural theory - 35th Annual Meeting, November 1983 - Denver, CO
  • Williams, L.M. Rape law and social structure: A cross national survey. - 34th Annual Meeting, November 1982 - Toronto, Canada
  • Williams, L.M. The victimization process and system response to child sexual assault. - Second National Conference on Child Sexual Victimization, May 1982 - Washington, DC
  • Williams, L.M. & Romero, J. The rapist: A ten year follow-up of criminal violence - 32nd Annual Meeting, November 1980 - San Francisco, CA
  • Williams, L.M. Rape violence _ Differential impact on victim response and criminal justice system Decision-Making. - Third International Symposium on Victimology, September 1979 - Muenster, Westphalia, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Williams, L.M. & Romero, J. Issues in the development of effective evaluation of sex offender treatment programs - Columbia Medical Center Treatment of Sexual Aggressives Conference., May 1979 - N.Y., NY

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Decision-Making in Sexual Assault Cases: Multi-site Replication Research on Sexu (2013), Grant -
    Williams, L. (Principal)
  • Postsecondary Education: Integrating Crime Victims' Issues into University and Co (2009), -
    Williams, L. (Principal)
  • Enhancing Bystander Efficacy to Prevent Sexual Violence: Extending Primary Preve (2008), Contract - CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION
    Williams, L. (Principal)