Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science

Pamela Glatt, MA

June 4, 2012

This afternoon, Pam Glatt successfully defended her MA thesis, Do Women Engage in Self Protection Because of Violence Generally or Sexual Violence Specifically? An Analysis of the 2009 General Social Survey. Her research looks at whether women who have been victimized are more likely to practice self-protective behaviour, such as self-defense class enrollment or weapon carrying, than their non-victim counterparts. She found a strong positive relationship between past experiences of victimization and engaging in self-protection, and further, that women who have experienced sexual victimization are more likely to engage in both self-defense class enrollment and weapon carrying than women who have experienced physical victimization. Read more

Congratulations, Pam!