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Open Access Research Collection

Open Access Research Collection

 

This collection of resources includes scholarly journal articles, book chapters, government publications, statistical reports, evaluation studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, audio and video expert syntheses, and other authoritative, evidence-based resources pertaining to all aspects of crimes against individuals and support for victims.

Recent Submissions

  • Murray, Christine (Center for Victim Research (CVR), 2019)
    This Center for Victim Research (CVR) publication provides an introduction to creating written agreements between partners about responsibilities, data collection, victim protections, and other needs related to collaborations ...
  • Henry, Dori (Bloomberg American Health Initiative, 2018)
    In the national debate over gun laws, we frequently hear calls for universal background checks, which would close loopholes that exist in some states by extending background check requirements to private sales of firearms. ...
  • Webster, Daniel; Crifasi, Cassandra; Vernick, Jon; McCourt, Alexander (Center for Gun Policy and Research, 2017)
    This fact sheet summarizes concealed firearms regulations in the United States, by state and at the federal level. The report also includes eight research-based facts about right-to-carry (RTC) laws and concealed carry ...
  • Turner, Heather; Finkelhor, David; Henly, Megan (University of New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Research Center, 2018)
    This study examines the lifetime prevalence and distribution of family/friend homicide exposure among children and adolescents age 2 to 17 in the United States, and assesses the impact of family/friend homicide on emotional ...
  • Strom, Ida; Aakvaag, Helene; Birkeland, Marianne; Felix, Erika; Thoresen, Siri (European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 2018)
    "Background: Psychological distress following experiencing bullying victimization in childhood has been well documented. Less is known about the impact of bullying victimization on psychosocial adjustment problems in young ...
  • Oudekerk, Barbara; Truman, Jennifer (Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), 2017)
    "[This report] presents national data on the prevalence of repeat violent victimization and the characteristics of repeat violence, including type of crime (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple ...
  • Shapiro, Joseph (National Public Radio (NPR), 2018)
    "This article is part of a special NPR series called "Abused and Betrayed" that focuses on the intersection of sexual assault and disability. This article focuses on changes in how prosecutors are handling cases in which ...
  • Sharkey, Patrick (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2010)
    "This study estimates the acute effect of exposure to a local homicide on the cognitive performance of children across a community. Data are from a sample of children age 5–17 y in the Project on Human Development in Chicago ...
  • McCoy, Dana; Sharkey, Patrick; Raver, C. Cybele (Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 2015)
    "Research has shown robust relationships between community violence and psychopathology, yet relatively little is known about the ways in which community violence may affect cognitive performance and attention. The present ...
  • Diaz, Aida; Liu Lumpkin, Carolyn; Lizano, Erica (Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) LA, 2018)
    This executive summary highlights the key findings and practice recommendations from this report. Between July 2015 and May 2018, CAST conducted a youth program evaluation utilizing data from 147 youth (between the ages ...
  • Diaz, Aida; Liu Lumpkin, Carolyn; Lizano, Erica (Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) LA, 2018)
    Between July 2015 and May 2018, CAST conducted a youth program evaluation utilizing data from 147 youth (between the ages of 15-24) survivors of sex trafficking served through CAST’s Empowerment Social Services Programs ...
  • Kangaspunta, Kristiina; Sarrica, Fabrizio; Johansen, Raggie; Samson, Jesper; Rybarska, Agata; Whelan, Kelly (United Nations, 2018)
    The number of human trafficking victims is on the rise, while armed groups and terrorists are trafficking women and children to generate funds and recruit, according to the latest Global Report on Trafficking in Persons ...
  • Skodmin, Faith; Dunham, Rachel; Hughes, Donna (SAGE Open, 2016)
    This article is an analysis of law enforcement identified cases of human trafficking in Rhode Island from 2009 to 2013. Information was collected from police and court records, prosecutors’ press releases, and reports in ...
  • Lewis, Catrin; Roberts, Neil; Bethell, Andrew; Robertson, Lindsay; Bisson, Jonathan (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018)
    Background: Therapist‐delivered trauma‐focused psychological therapies are an effective treatment for post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These have become the accepted first‐line treatments for the disorder. Despite ...
  • Sharkey, Patrick; Schwartz, Amy; Ellen, Ingrid; Lacoe, Johanna (Sociological Science, 2014)
    "This article examines the effect of exposure to violent crime on students’ standardized test performance among a sample of students in New York City public schools. To identify the effect of exposure to community violence ...
  • Oudekerk, Barbara; Truman, Jennifer (Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), 2017)
    "This research brief succinctly summarizes BJS statistics on repeat violent victimization from 2005-2014. The fact sheet reviews statistical trends in repeat victimization for violent crimes overall, relative to overall ...
  • Morton, Mavis; Bonham, Linzy; Bader, Danielle; Horan, Melissa; Crann, Sara (Guelph-Wellington Action Committee on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, 2014)
    "The Guelph-Wellington Action Committee on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence represents 27 organizations from various sectors that provide services and support to women and children in Guelph-Wellington who have experienced ...
  • Voisin, Dexter (Journal of Trauma and Treatment, 2015)
    "Firearm deaths are the leading and second leading cause of mortality for African Americans and Hispanics ages 15 to 23 respectively....For the past 16 years, I have been conducting research on the ...
  • Unknown author (Center for Gun Policy and Research, John Hopkins Bloomberg Shcool of Public Health, 2010)
    "This fact sheet by the Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Gun Policy and Research provides an overview of the relationship between intimate partner violence and firearms in the U.S., drawing from sources ranging ...
  • Slutkin, Gary (National Academy of Sciences, 2015)
    "Violence is a contagious disease. It meets the definitions of a disease and of being contagious--that is, violence is spread from one person to another. This paper will clarify (1) how violence is like infectious diseases ...

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