Publications and Papers in the Research Series on
Sexual Assault and Crisis Intervention
K. Edward Renner

Professor Renner received his PhD in 1961 from Northwestern University. He has been a professor in the Departments of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Illinois, Dalhousie University, and Carleton University. He is now a consultant in the area of sexual assault, program evaluation and action-research. For complete information go to

Renner, K. E., & Keith, A. The establishment of a crisis intervention service for victims of sexual assault. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 1985, 4, 113-123.

Renner, K. E., & Sahjpaul, S. The new sexual assault law: What has been its effect? Canadian Journal of Criminology, 1986, 28, 407-413.

Renner, K. E., & Wackett, C. Sexual assault: Social and stranger rape. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 1987, 6(1), 49-56.

Sahjpaul, S., & Renner, K. E. The new sexual assault law: The victim's experience in court. American Journal of Community Psychology, 1988, 16(4), 503-513.

Renner, K. E., Wackett, C., & Ganderton, S. The social nature of sexual assault. Canadian Psychology, 1988, 29(3), 163-354.

Yurchesyn, K., Keith, A., & Renner, K. E. Contrasting perspectives on the nature of sexual assault provided by a service for sexual assault victims and by the law courts. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 1992, 24, 71-85.

Renner, K. E., & Yurchesyn, K. Sexual Robbery: The missing concept in the search for an Appropriate Legal Metaphor for Sexual Aggression. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 1994, 26, 41-51.

Renner, K. E. Date rape on campus. Paper presented to the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, Calgary, Alberta, June 6, 1994.

Renner, K. E. To understand do -- and to do, understand: The scholarship of community psychology. The Nova Scotia Psychologist, 1995, 10 (No. 4), 7-8.

Renner, K. E., Alksnis, C., & Park, L. The standard of social justice as a research process. Canadian Psychology, 1997, 38 (No. 2, May), 91-102.

Renner, E., & Park, L. "Discounting" the seriousness of child sexual abuse by the courts. Viva Voce: A National Newsletter About Child Victims and Witnesses, 1997, 2 (No. 1, Sept.) 1-2.

Park, L., & Renner, K. E. The failure to acknowledge differences in developmental capabilities leads to unjust outcomes for child witnesses in sexual abuse cases. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 1998, 17, 5-19.

Renner, K. E. The civic price of sexual assault and sexual abuse. Journal of Social Distress, 2000, 10, 1-4.

Renner, K. E. Reconceptualizing sexual assault from an intractable problem to a manageable process of social change. In James Hodgson and Debra Kelly (Eds.), Sexual Violence: Policies, Practices and Challenges in the United States and Canada. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing, 2002, 135-153.  

Renner, K. E., & Park, L. Contradictions in the Legal Doctrine Concerning Child Sexual Abuse. (Copies available) Under editorial review.

Parriag, A., & Renner, K. E. Do current criminal justice practices lead to unjust outcomes for adult victims of sexual assault? (Copies available) Under editorial review.

Renner, K. E., Alksnis, C., & Parriag, A. Is logic optional in the courtroom? An examination of adult sexual assault trials. (Copies available) Under editorial review.


Non-Technical Essay Series on Sexual Assault and Child Sexual Abuse:

Renner, E., Alksnis, C., & Park, L. Legal "Discounting" of Violence Against Women and Children.

Park, L., Renner, E., & Alksnis, C. Re-Victimizing Sexual Abused Children in Court.

Alksnis, C. Renner, E., Park, L. Is Logic Optional? Lawyers' Persuasion Techniques Do Not Always Comply with the Rules of Logic.

Copies of these papers are available upon request from K. E. Renner, 14241 110th Terrace North, Largo, Fl, 33774, (727) 595-3857,