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Research & Publications

Here is brief snapshot of my research. For a longer version, click here.

Selected Publications

Domestic Violence
Methodologies in Dialogue
Chitra Raghavan, ed.; Shuki J. Cohen, ed.

Northeastern Series on Gender, Crime, and Law
2013 • 280 pp. 8 figs., 25 tables 6 x 9"
Criminology / Marriage & Family / Violence in Society / Domestic Violence

Paperback, 978-1-55553-830-9 
Hardcover, 978-1-55553-829-3 
Ebook, 978-1-55553-831-6

Self-Determination and Women’s Rights in Muslim Societies
Chitra Raghavan, ed.; James P. Levine, ed.; Jeremy Travis, fwd.

Brandeis Series on Gender, Culture, Religion, and Law
2012 • 358 pp. 6 x 9"
Sexuality & Gender Studies / Islamic Law / Women's Studies / Islam

Paperback, 978-1-61168-280-9 
Hardcover, 978-1-61168-279-3 
Ebook, 978-1-61168-281-6

Barbaro, L. & Raghavan, C. (in press). Patterns in coercive controlling behaviors among men mandated for batterer treatment: Denial, minimization, and consistency of tactics across relationships. Partner Abuse.

Kaplenko, H., Loveland, J. E., & Raghavan, C. (in press). Relationships among shame, restrictiveness, authoritativeness, and coercive control in men mandated to batterer treatment. Violence and Victims.

Loveland, J. E., & Raghavan, C. (2017). Coercive control, physical violence, and masculinity. Violence and Gender, 4(1), 1-6.

Viñas-Racionero, R., Raghavan, C., Soria-Verde, M. Á., & Prat-Santaolaria, R. (2017). The association between stalking and violence in a sample of Spanish partner violence cases. International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, 61(5), 561-581.


Raghavan, C., & Doychak, K. (2015). Trauma-coerced Bonding and Victims of Sex Trafficking: Where do we go from here? International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience, 2015, 17(2), 583-587.


Raghavan, C., Cohen, S., and Tamborra, T.  (2015). Development and Validation of A New Sexual Coercion Scale. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 21(3), 271-289.

Loveland, J.E., & Raghavan, C. (2014). Near-lethal violence in a sample of high-risk men in same-sex relationships. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 1, 51-62.


Beck, C.J.A., & Raghavan, C. (2010). Intimate partner violence screening in custody mediation: The importance of assessing coercive control. Family Court Review, 48, 555-565.


Tanha, M., Beck, C.J.A., & Figueredo, A.J., & Raghavan, C. (2010). Coercive control as motivational factor for intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25, 1836-1854.


Raghavan, C., Rajah, V., & Gentile, K., Collado, L., & Kavanagh, A-M. (2009). Community Violence, social support networks, ethnic group differences, and male perpetration of intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 24, 1615-1632.

Kingston, S., & Raghavan, C.  (2009). The relationship of sexual abuse, early initiation of substance use, and adolescent trauma to PTSD. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22, 65-68.


Raghavan, C., Mennerich, A., Sexton, E., & James, S. (2006). Community violence and it's direct, indirect, and mediating effects on intimate partner violence. Violence Against Women, 12, 1-18.

Raghavan, C., & Kingston, S. (2006).  PTSD in substance abusing women: The role of early drinking and exposure to violence. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 19, 269-278.

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