Publications & Research

Perko, A., Oehme, K. (in press). Officers’ Childhood Trauma Histories: Understanding the Impact, and Opportunities for Resilience. In Leonard Territo, & James D. Sewell (Eds.), Stress Management in Law Enforcement, 4th Edition. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

Harrison, S., Oehme, K., Maselli, E., Blackenship, L., & Onifade, E. (2017). Domestic Violence Screening: A National Hotline Survey. Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly, 9(4), 7-19.

Karen Oehme (2017): Florida State University’s Institute for Family Violence Studies, Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work, DOI: 10.1080/23761407.2017.1403404

Oehme, K., Ferraro, A. J., Stern, N., Panisch, L. S., & Lucier-Greer, M. (2017). Trauma-Informed Co-Parenting: How a Shift in Compulsory Divorce Education to Reflect New Brain Development Research Can Promote Both Parents’ and Children’s Best Interests. University of Hawaii Law Review, 39(37), 1-10.

Stern, M., Oehme, K., Stern, N., Urbach, E., Simonsen, E., & Garcia, A. (in press). The Judicial and Generational Dispute over Transgender Rights. Stanford Law & Policy Review, 32 pages.

Ferraro, A., Malespin, T., Oehme, K., Bruker, M., & Opel, A. (2016). Advancing Co-parenting Education: Toward a Foundation for Supporting Positive Post-Divorce Adjustment. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 33, 407-415. doi:10.1007/s10560-016-0440-x.

Oehme, K., Prost, S., & Saunders, D. G. (2016). Police responses to cases of officer-involved domestic violence: The effects of a brief web-based training. Policing: A Journal of Policy & Practice, 10(4), 391-407. doi:

Donnelly, E., Oehme, K., & Melvin, R. (2016). What do EMS personnel think about domestic violence? An exploration of attitudes and experiences after participation in training. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 38, 64-69. doi:10.1016/j.jflm.2015.11.020

Mennicke, A., Gromer, J., Oehme, K., & Macconnie, L. (2016). Workplace Experiences of Gay and Lesbian Criminal Justice Officers in the United States: A Qualitative Investigation of Officers Attending a LGBT Law Enforcement Conference. Policing and Society, 1-18. doi:10.1080/10439463.2016.1238918

Oehme, K., Stern, N., Donnelly, E., & Melvin, R. (2016). Improving the emergency medical services system’s response to domestic violence. Health Matrix: The Journal of Law and Medicine, 26(1), 173-204. Retrieved from

Saunders, D., Prost, S., & Oehme, K. (2016). Responses to Cases of Officer Domestic Violence: Effects of Demographic and Professional Factors. Journal of Family Violence, 31(6), 771-784. doi:10.1007/s10896-016-9822-2

Stern, M., Oehme, K., & Stern, N. (2016). A test to identify and remedy anti-gay bias in child custody decisions after Obergefell. UCLA Women’s Law Journal, 23(2), 79-100. Retrieved from

Oehme, K., & Prost, S. (2016). Preventing Officer-Involved Domestic Violence: Leadership Challenges and Opportunities. In R.J. Burke (Ed.), Stress in Policing: Sources, Consequences and Interventions. Gower Publishers: UK.

Oehme, K., & Ferraro, A. (2016, November). Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce: FSU’s New Research and Service Project. FLAFCC Newsletter, 2-3.

Donnelly, E., Valentine, C., & Oehme, K. (2015). Law enforcement officers and Employee Assistance Programs. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, Vol. 38 Iss 2 pp. 206 – 220

Oehme, K., Stern, N., & Mennicke, A. (2015). A deficiency in addressing campus sexual assault: The lack of women law enforcement officers. Harvard Journal of Law & Gender, 38, 401.

Oehme, K., Maselli, E., & Stern, N. (2015). Unheard voices of domestic violence victims: A call to remedy physician neglect. Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, 15(3), 613.

Mennicke, A., Anderson, D., Oehme, K., & Kennedy, S. (2014). Law enforcement officers’ perception of rape and rape victims: A multi-method study. Violence and Victims, 29(5).

Oehme, K. & Stern, N. (2014). The case for mandatory training on screening for domestic violence in the wake of the Affordable Care Act. University of Pennsylvania Law School Journal of Law and Social Change 17(1).

Oehme, K. & Stern M.J., (2014). Supervised visitation and family financial well-being: Broadening access to community services for low- income parents in the court system. Family Court Review 52(2).

Oehme, K., Kim, A., Summerlin, Z., & Martin, A. (2013). Training criminal justice professionals: Using online curricula to prevent domestic violence. In R. White (Ed.), Curriculum Development, Innovation and Reform  Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Oehme, K., Donnelly, E. A., & Summerlin, Z. (2013). Agency innovation to promote change: A model policy on officer-involved domestic violence provides a starting point to foster healthy police families. In L. Territo & J. D. Sewell (Eds.), Stress Management in Law Enforcement, 3rd Edition (311-336).  Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

Oehme, K., Donnelly, E., & Martin A. (2012). Alcohol Abuse, PTSD, and Officer-Committed Domestic Violence. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. doi: 10.1093/police/pas023.

Oehme, K. & O’Rourke, K. (2012). Protecting victims and their children through supervised visitation: A study of domestic violence injunctions. Faulkner Law Review, 3, 261-272.

Oehme, K., Martin, A., & Valentine, C.(2012). Correctional officers and domestic violence: Experiences and attitudes. Journal of Family Violence. 27(5), 531-545. DOI 10.1007/s10896-012-9448-y.

Oehme, K., and Martin, A. (2011). A Practical Plan for Prevention and Intervention: Florida’s New Model Policy on Officer-Involved Domestic Violence. Criminal Justice Studies, 24:4, 395-408.

Oehme, K., Siebert, D. C., Siebert, C. F., Stern, N., Valentine, C., & Donnelly, E. (2011). Protecting lives, careers, and public confidence: Florida’s efforts to prevent officer-involved domestic violence. Family Court Review, 49 (1), 84-106.

Oehme, K., & Thyer, B. A. (2010) What church leaders need to know about domestic violence. In C. S. Franklin & R. Fong (Eds.), Church leaders’ resource book for mental health and social problems. New York: Oxford University Press, 231-244.

Stern, N., & Oehme, K. (2010). A comprehensive blueprint for a crucial service: Florida’s new supervised visitation strategy. Journal of Law and Family Studies, 12, 199-223.

Summerlin, Z., Oehme, K., Stern, N. & Valentine, C. (2010). Disparate levels of stress in police and correctional officers: Preliminary evidence from a pilot study on domestic violence. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 20, 762–777.

Stern, N., Crook, W., & Oehme, K. (2008). Visitation decisions in domestic violence cases: Seeking lessons from one state’s experience. The Wisconsin Law Journal of Gender and Society, 23, 113-134.

Oehme, K. (2008). Report to the Florida legislature: Recommendations of the supervised visitation standards committee. Tallahassee: Florida State University, Institute for Family Violence Studies.

Crook, W., & Oehme, K. (2007). Characteristics of supervised visitation programs serving child maltreatment cases. Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention, 7, 291-304.

Stern, N., & Oehme, K. (2007). Defending neutrality in supervised visitation to preserve a crucial family court service. Southwestern University Law Review, 35, 37-60.

Stern, N., & Oehme, K. (2007). Increasing safety for battered women and their children: Creating a privilege for supervised visitation intake records. University of Richmond Law Review, 41, 499-534.

Crook, W., Maxwell S., & Oehme, K. (2006). A training manual for Florida’s supervised visitation programs. Tallahassee: Florida State University, Institute for Family Violence Studies.

Oehme, K., & Maxwell, S. (2004). Supervised visitation in Florida, the next phase. Florida Bar Journal, 72(1), 44-49.

Maxwell, S., & Oehme, K. (2004). Referrals to supervised visitation: A manual for Florida’s judges. Tallahassee: Florida State University, Institute for Family Violence Studies.

Maxwell, S., & Oehme, K. (2004). Six crucial issues in supervised visitation. Violence Against Women Online Resources, (OJP) Retrieved from

Maxwell, S., & Oehme, K. (2003). Child sexual abuse issues in supervised visitation programs: A curriculum for providers. Tallahassee: Florida State University, Institute for Family Violence Studies.

Stern, N., & Oehme, K. (2003). Toward a coherent approach to tort immunity in family court services. Kentucky Law Journal, 92(2), 373-438.

Oehme, K., & Stern, N. (2002). The troubling admission of supervised visitation records in custody proceedings. Temple University Law Review, 75(2), 271-311.

Maxwell, S., & Oehme, K. (2001). Strategies to improve supervised visitation services in domestic violence cases. Minnesota Center against Violence and Abuse, University of Minnesota, Retrieved from

Oehme, K. (1997). Supervised visitation in Florida: A cause for optimism, a call for caution. Florida Bar Journal, 71(2), 50-57.

Oehme, K. (1996). New resources for difficult family court cases. The Family Law Commentator, 10, 14-20.

Oehme, K., Ferraro, A., Stern N., Panisch, L., & Lucier-Greer, M (2017).  Trauma- Informed Co-Parenting: How A Shift in Compulsory Divorce Education to Reflect New Brain Development Research Can Promote Both Parents’ and Children’s Best Interests. University of Hawaii Law Review, 39(37).
Mennicke, A., Gromer, J., Oehme, K., MacConnie, L. (2016): Workplace experiences of gay  and lesbian criminal justice officers in the United States: a qualitative investigation of officers attending a LGBT law enforcement conference. Policing and Society, DOI: 10.1080/10439463.2016.1238918
Stern, M.J., Oehme, K., & Stern, N. (2016). Test to Identify and Remedy Anti-Gay Bias in Child Custody Decisions After Obergefell. UCLA Women’s Law Journal, 23(2). Retrieved from:

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