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Sexual Violence Research 15 Years After VAWA - Panel at the 2010 NIJ Conference

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June 2010
2 pages
This audio and its transcript cover presentations at the 2010 National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Conference for a panel that discussed sexual violence research 15 years after the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was passed by the U.S. Congress.
Karen Bachar - social science analyst with the Violence and Victimization Research Division of the Office of Research and Evaluation of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - reviews the Federal structure for funding research under VAWA, which is administered by the National Institute of Justice in collaboration with the Office of Violence Against Women. Subsequent panel presentations discuss some of this research. Rebecca Campbell - professor of community psychology and program evaluation at Michigan State University - speaks about her NIJ-funded research on sexual assault, with attention to how the legal, medical, and mental health systems have responded to the needs of rape survivors. At the time of her presentation, she was involved in collaborative research with the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner programs. Another presenter, Bonnie Fisher - professor of the Division of Criminal Justice and Research Fellow in the Center for Criminal Justice Research at the University of Cincinnati - discusses her research in stalking and sexual victimization of college women, repeat victimization, self-protection effectiveness, fear of crime, and the response of postsecondary schools to reports of sexual victimization. The final speaker, Delilah Rumberg - the executive director of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape - discusses the work of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center in building the capacity of the anti-sexual violence movement to understand and use research on sexual violence against women.

Date Published: June 1, 2010