Millions of Americans become crime victims every year.
The rights of victims are every bit as important as those of alleged criminals are, and in recent decades government agencies have strengthened services to crime victims. NIJ's research has supported efforts to guarantee the rights of victims in a variety of ways.
Victims of crime may be any gender, age, race, or ethnicity. Victimization may happen to an individual, family, group, or community; and a crime itself may be to a person or property. The impact of crime on an individual victim, their loved ones, and their community depends on a variety of factors, but often crime victimization has significant emotional, psychological, physical, financial, and social consequences.
- NIJ’s Courts Research: Examining Alternatives to Incarceration for Veterans and Other Policy Innovation
- Recruitment, Assessment, and Retention in the Direct Care Workforce for Individuals With Criminal Records: A Comprehensive Model Approach
- Roadmap to Violence Against Women Research: The NIJ Compendium
- An Exploratory Study of Labor Trafficking Among U.S. Citizen Victims
- Recruitment, Assessment, and Retention in the Direct Care Workforce for Individuals with Criminal Records
- Evaluating a Web-Based Crisis Hotline for Sexual Assault Victims: Reducing Barriers, Increasing Help-Seeking, and Improving the Help-Seeking Experience
The first step in knowing what to do is knowing what works … and what hasn’t.