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Osuna, Amanda Isabel
Doctoral Student, School of Criminal Justice

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Amanda Osuna is a Doctoral Student in the School of Criminal Justice. Amanda obtained her Bachelors in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida in 2015 and her Masters in Criminology from Florida Atlantic University in 2018. As a Venezuelan native, issues that affect minority and immigrant communities have always interested her. Her current research focuses on sexual assault and how it can be prevented in both juveniles and on college campuses. She looks at bystander intervention programs and how sexual assault can be prevented through their implementation.

About RCGV

MSU’s Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence faculty and staff are dedicated to research and outreach initiatives related to ending and preventing gender-based violence and improving the community response to survivors. RCGV faculty are committed to mentoring the next generation of gender-based violence researchers by providing substantial educational and employment opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant and widespread social problem internationally, devastating adults, children, families and societies across the globe. It includes any form of harm that is both a consequence and cause of gender power inequities. It can be physical, psychological, sexual, economic, or sociocultural, and includes but is not limited to sexual abuse, rape, intimate partner abuse, incest, sexual harassment, stalking, femicide, trafficking, gendered hate crimes and dowry abuse. Gender-based violence intersects with race-based, class-based or religiously oppressive forms of abuse, and cross-cuts many other social problems (e.g., poverty, substance abuse, mental and physical health, crime).

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