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Open Access Instruments Collection

Open Access Instruments Collection

 

This collection includes tools developed by researchers and practitioners to collect data and conduct research with crime victims and victim services. Tools include focus group protocols, survey instruments, interview protocols, and logic models.

Recent Submissions

  • Unknown author (Justice Research and Statistics Association, 2021)
    This tool came out of a collaboration between the Justice Research and Statistics Association and the National Crime Victim Law Institute. The purpose of this tool is to to measure “success” in the delivery of legal services ...
  • Simmons, Johanna; Wiklund, Nicolina; Ludvigsson, Mikael; Nägga, Katarina; Swahnberg, Katarina (Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 2020)
    Screening for experiences of elder abuse and life-time abuse in older adults. The instrument includes 9 brief questions (dichotomous yes or no answers) about experiences of abuse and one question to evaluate current ...
  • Hamby, Sherry; Taylor, Elizabeth; Smith, Alli; Blount, Zach (Life Paths Research Center, 2018)
    This portfolio contains a variety of scales that look at can be used to assess the overall wellbeing of youth in response to experiencing events. Common measures of resilience focus on a since element of resilience. Adverse ...
  • Acierno, Ron (United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, 2018)
    This study was a follow up study to the National Elder Mistreatment Study (NEMS) conducted eight years after the original study. The goal of this study was to examine the relationship between experiencing elder abuse and ...
  • Hamby, Sherry (Life Paths Appalachian Research Program, 2013)
    The issue of gender and intimate partner violence has been a topic of controversy for many years. A number of scales have been created to measure IPV, but results related to gender are inconsistent. The PVS is an alternative ...
  • Rizzo, Christie J. (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, 2019)
    This instrument was used as part of an evaluation of STRONG a web-based program for adolescents and their parents that was designed to reduce teen dating violence. Both parents and teens were included in the intervention ...
  • Hamby, Sherry; Taylor, Elizabeth; Smith, Alli; Jones, Lisa; Mitchell, Kimberly (Life Paths Appalachian Research Center, 2017)
    Technology and related victimization are increasing and, in some cases, replacing in person crime. This survey looks at online behavior, risk and protective measures, and online victimization. Types of victimization measured ...
  • Gibbs, John C.; Basinger, Karen S.; Fuller, Dick (Routledge, 1992)
    This measure is designed to be used in a one on one interview looking at moral reasoning and judgement for K-12 and college students. Questions look at whether behaviors such as lying to friends and parents, saving the ...
  • English, Diana J.; Brummel, Sherry C.; Graham, J. Christopher; Coghlan, Laura K. (Child Abuse & Neglect, 2002)
    The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that lead Child Protective Services (CPS) to either substantiate or find a claim inconclusive. The study looks at the ways in which CPS workers interpret policies related ...
  • Grych, John; Seid, Michael; Fincham, Frank (Child Development, 1992)
    This study is based on work by Grych and Fincham’s (1990) cognitive-contextual model. The study is meant to examine how children interpret conflict between parents or between their parent and their parent’s partner and ...
  • Messner, Steven F.; Zhang, Lening; Liu, Jianhong (International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 2007)
    This study was designed to identify predictors of criminal victimization based on lifestyles and routine activities theory to make recommendations for policy and improving public safety. Participants were asked about their ...
  • Paluck, Betsy Levy; Shepherd, Hana H.; Aronow, Peter (National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2016)
    Theories explaining human behavior argue that individuals look to others in their community to what behaviors are socially acceptable and what behaviors are deviant. Most individuals adjust their behavior so that it fits ...
  • Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Project (National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 2018)
    The Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth (LSC) was created to promote healing for child victims of crime and their families through prevention and intervention services. LSC attempts to provide a holistic approach ...
  • Zweig, Janine; Crockett, Lisa; Sayer, Aline; Vicary, Judith (Journal of Sex Research, 1999)
    This research instrument is designed to measure sexual victimization among young adults, with a particular focus on intercourse (including vaginal, oral, or anal). It seeks to understand if young adults have experienced ...
  • Raymond, Janice G.; Hughes, Donna M. (National Institute of Justice, 2001)
    This study was conducted by the Coalition Against Trafficking Women to examine trends in the trafficking both international and domestic women in the United States. The study developed a research framework to track the ...
  • Raymond, Janice G.; Hughes, Donna M. (National Institute of Justice, 2001)
    This study was conducted by the Coalition Against Trafficking Women to examine trends in the trafficking both international and domestic women in the United States. The study developed a research framework to track the ...
  • Raymond, Janice G.; Hughes, Donna M. (National Institute of Justice, 2001)
    This study was conducted by the Coalition Against Trafficking Women to examine trends in the trafficking both international and domestic women in the United States. The study developed a research framework to track the ...
  • Raymond, Janice G.; Hughes, Donna M. (National Institute of Justice, 2001)
    This study was conducted by the Coalition Against Trafficking Women to examine trends in the trafficking both international and domestic women in the United States. The study developed a research framework to track the ...
  • Taussig, Heather; Garrido, Edward (NCJ, 2017)
    The Fostering Health Families (FHF) program is a positive development program for at risk youth, including those with a history of child maltreatment and foster care placement. Previous data were collected at three time ...
  • Sackett, Leslie A.; Saunders, Daniel G. (Violence and Victims, 1999)
    To develop a multi-factorial measure of psychological abuse and show the relationship of different forms of abuse to self-esteem and depression. Battered women (mean age 34.7 yrs) receiving either shelter (n = 30) or ...

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