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Kentucky Statewide Victimization Survey Phase 1 Report

Show simple item record Setari, Renee Bradley, Kelly Sampson, Shannon Stanek, Marjorie 2019-08-19T16:53:06Z 2019-08-19T16:53:06Z 2016
dc.identifier.citation Setari, Renee; Bradley, Kelly; Sampson, Shannon; Stanek, Marjorie. (2016). Kentucky Statewide Victimization Survey Phase 1 Report. University of Kentucky, 37 pgs. en_US
dc.description.abstract Although the current iteration of the Kentucky victimization survey was designed to address the sampling issues identified in past surveys, designing the instrument was a challenging endeavor. Through the years, numerous attempts have been made to create a valid survey, and several instruments were tested. The Kentucky Statewide Victimization Survey (KSVS) was developed from a selection of items from the NCVS as well as previous versions of the Kentucky instruments, which were chosen by research staff from the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet’s Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center (CJSAC). The items were selected to cover the major types of criminal offenses that residents would likely encounter. Thus, the preliminary draft of the KSVS consisted of 82 items and encompassed a variety of open-ended, multiple-choice, and demographic items. Respondents were prompted to describe the following crimes: burglary; robbery; assault; sexual assault; intimate partner violence. Although this draft of the survey contained items that were relevant to the project’s research interests, the survey was not ideal for effective distribution throughout the state, particularly using a mailed pen and paper format. Further edits were needed, thus the CJSAC partnered with the University of Kentucky Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation (EPE) to improve suitability of the preliminary draft....To assure that each survey item only relates to a single concept or, in other words, are unidimensional, the 2016 version continues to require that respondents report only one type of victimization at a time, thus reducing confusion. The items are also organized by crime classifications, and items are grouped according to whether they reflect a property crimes, violent crimes, stalking, or other types of incidences. This method was chosen for the ease of coding like crimes together, and to reduce the cognitive load on respondents. A notable change included the addition of items related to the perceived effectiveness of law enforcement. These new items were added to the first section of the KSVS as it pertains to perceptions of safety determining law enforcement’s contribution to citizens’ feelings of safety. [CVRL Note: see also the report of results from this survey instrument, Kentucky Statewide Survey Survey.] (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Kentucky en_US
dc.subject Instrument Validation en_US
dc.subject Survey en_US
dc.subject Data Collection en_US
dc.subject Data Quality en_US
dc.subject Research Design en_US
dc.subject Research Questions en_US
dc.subject Training for Researchers en_US
dc.subject Victimization en_US
dc.subject Property Crime en_US
dc.subject Violent Crime en_US
dc.subject Financial Crime en_US
dc.subject Community Perceptions en_US
dc.subject Interpersonal Violence en_US
dc.subject Threatening Behavior en_US
dc.subject Law Enforcement en_US
dc.subject Demographics en_US
dc.subject Resource Needs en_US
dc.subject Victim Services en_US
dc.subject Help Seeking en_US
dc.subject Statistical Analysis Center
dc.title Kentucky Statewide Victimization Survey Phase 1 Report en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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