Gillian M. Pinchevsky is an associate professor of criminal justice in the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. She received her Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 2013. Her research primarily focuses on criminal justice and community responses to violence against women. Recently, Pinchevsky has conducted research on specialized domestic violence courts, police perceptions of domestic violence, and untested sexual assault kits. She is also working on research related to victimization experienced by college students. Her research has been published in a number of refereed publications, including Violence Against Women, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and Trauma, Violence, & Abuse.
Even without a global pandemic, victims of domestic abuse face many barriers to seeking help, whether it is help from police, assistance from community-based social service providers, or even informal support from friends or family. When you add in a pandemic and stay-at-home mandates, help-seeking becomes even more difficult.13 July 2021