Estimating the Financial Costs of Crime Victimization: Study Delineates Research Needs To Inform Victim Services Policies, Programs
Testing Gender-Differentiated Models of the Mechansms Linking Polyvictimization and Youth Offending Numbing and Callousness Versus Dissociation and Borderline Traits
Familial Pathways to Polyvictimization for Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescents: Microaffirming, Microaggressing, Violent, and Adverse Families
Testing Gender-Differentiated Models of the Mechanisms Linking Polyvictimization and Youth Offending: Numbing and callousness versus dissociation and borderline traits
Moving Forward: Recommendations for Advancing Late Life Polyvictimization Practice, Policy, and Research
Methods to Cost Crime Victimization: Statistical Modelling with Integrated and Survey Data to Comprehensively Measure Harm
The Cumulative Financial Costs of Victimization among College Students at Minority Serving Institutions
Final Summary Overview: Understanding the Impact of School Safety on the High School Transition Experience: From Etiology to Prevention
Social Ecological Correlates of Polyvictimization among a National Sample of Transgender, Genderqueer, and Cisgender Sexual Minority Adolescents
Poly-victimization & Resilience Portfolios: Advancing the Science of Resilience Following Children's Exposure to Violence
Research tells us that a relatively small fraction of individuals experience a large proportion of violent victimizations. Thus, focusing on reducing repeat victimization might have a large impact on total rates of violence. However, research also tells us that most violent crime victims do not experience more than one incident during a six-month or one-year time period. As a result, special policies to prevent repeat violence may not be cost-effective for most victims.
The surge in incarceration since 1980 has been fueled in part by the mistaken belief that the population can be divided neatly into "good guys" and "bad guys." In fact, crime rates are not determined by the number of at-large criminals, any more than farm production is determined by the number of farmers. Crime is a choice, a choice that is influenced by available opportunities as much as by character. This perspective, drawn from economic theory, supports a multi-faceted approach to crime control. Dr.
Panelists will discuss the results of the recent Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's National Survey on Children's Exposure to Violence and findings from a seven-year follow-up study, funded by NIJ, on home visitation in New York. The survey's findings included startling figures: More than 60 percent of the children interviewed were exposed to violence, crime and abuse within the past year, and more than 1 in 10 were injured in an assault.
The Evaluation of NIJ by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences: NIJ's Response
The National Academies conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the National Institute of Justice. This panel provides an overview of the evaluation and NIJ's response to it. NIJ has accepted many of the recommendations in the NRC report, and you will learn what the agency is doing to implement them. A few of the recommendations were challenging and created considerable debate within NIJ. Plans to address these thorny issues also are discussed.
Panelists will summarize the progress and results of sexual violence research since the passage of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. The panel will also examine how research has contributed to policy, assess current knowledge gaps and discuss research needs.