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Linda Williams
Linda WilliamsProfessor Emerita
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
    School of Criminology and Justice Studies
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4118
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    (978) 934-3077
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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

Biography

Dr. Williams’ research takes a life course perspective and relies on multiple methods including longitudinal designs and quantitative and qualitative methods. She studies interpersonal violence including human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children, violence against women in the military; the criminal careers of sex offenders and rapists, the consequences of sexual assault, and recall and memory of child sexual abuse. Her research has been funded by a number of federal grants and contracts from the National Institute of Mental Health, The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, The National Institute of Justice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The Office of the Secretary of Defense, The Department of the Navy, The U.S. Air Force, and, most recently from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Dr Williams’ work is interdisciplinary and highly collaborative. In the 1980s she taught in Bermuda and worked on issues of social justice and prison reform while teaching courses in criminology and sociology. Dr Williams has been invited to speak at numerous conferences in the U.S. as well as internationally in South Africa, Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Bermuda, the US Virgin Islands, Canada, and the Netherlands.

Selected 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

Selected 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
  • 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 Victimization 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
  • Williams, L., Siegel, J.A. (2001) "Risk Factors for Violent Victimization of Women : A Prospective Study, Final Report ,"
  • 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
  • Williams, L., Banyard, V.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
  • Williams, L., Romero, J.J. (1983) "Group Psychotherapy and Intensive Probation Supervision with Sex Offenders: A Comparative Study," Federal Probation 47:4 pp. 36-42

Selected 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

Selected 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)