Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women, 1993-2004
A compilation of NIJ-funded research on violence against women. The description of each project includes the value of the grant, principal investigator, NIJ monitor, and status of the project. Please check back occasionally as the Compendium is updated regularly.
Criminal Victimization, 2003
U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics presents estimates of national levels and rates of personal and property victimization for the year 2003. Rates and levels are provided for personal and property victimization by victim characteristics, type of crime, victim-offender relationship, use of weapons, and reporting to police.
How Domestic Violence is Defined
This link leads to a report by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University. The report finds that police in the state believe that domestic violence is a "real crime," but many do not think prosecutors follow up effectively. The Institute surveyed 777 active-duty officers throughout the state, and found that 80 percent consider domestic violence a serious problem in the community they serve. Many officers said they feel caught between conflicting forces and isolated in their efforts to help victims. Many fear they are not doing all they can to ensure victim safety and hold offenders accountable.
The Impact of Domestic Violence on the Tennessee Economy
This link leads to a report entitled The Impact of Domestic Violence on the Tennessee Economy produced by the Tennessee Economic Council on Women. This first-of-its-kind study found that domestic violence costs Tennessee approximately $174 million a year in tangible costs - with Tennessee companies losing at least $10 million a year in paid work time each year due to domestic violence.
Intimate Partner Violence
This link on the Bureau of Justice Statistics web site leads to Intimate Partner Violence, 1993 - 2001
, a report on trends in intimate partner violence of persons age 12 or older in the United States using data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports.
Reporting Crime to Police, 1992-2000
This Special Report presents National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data from 1992 to 2000 on non-lethal crimes against persons age 12 or older that were reported to police.
Violence Against Women: Identifying Risk Factors
Are sexual and physical abuse in childhood and adolescence risk factors for becoming a victim of violence against women as an adult? This link on the National Institute of Justice website combines the results taken from two studies -- one of which followed college women and men for 4 years, and the other, which followed low-income, mostly black women who had been victims of childhood sexual abuse.
Violence Against Women: Synthesis of Research for Practitioners
This resource, on the National Institute of Corrections web site, presents key findings from evidence-based research regarding violence against women. Topics discussed include: defining violence against women; the emergence of violence against women as a social and legal issue; the redefinition of violence against women as a community responsibility; reframing violence as a criminal justice issue; a public health issue; prevalence of intimate partner violence; sociocultural risk factors; social structural risk factors; family risk factors; individual risk factors -- perpetrators and victims; risk factors for stalking; and consequences of violence against women -- injuries, physical complaints and symptoms, mental health effects, and economic impacts.
Violence Against Women: Synthesis of Research on Offender Interventions
This resource, on the National Institute of Corrections web site, is an "overview of the latest research on interventions for men who assault women -- wives, girlfriends, and acquaintances" is provided (p. 1). Sections of this report include: program configurations -- settings, ingredients, and formats; reducing attrition; assessing dangerousness and risk of recidivism; assessing and addressing complicating factors -- domestic violence and sexual assault; culturally competent interventions; judging the quality of program evaluations; outcome studies; and innovations and issues requiring further research.
Violent Victimization of College Students, 1995-2002
This report (on the U.S. Department of Justice website) presents data from the National Crime Victimization Survey that examines the incidence of college student victimization and compares the findings to persons of similar ages in the general population.
When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2002 Homicide Data
A study (released for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October 2004) by the Violence Policy CenterWhen Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2002 Homicide Data
details national and state-by-state information on female homicides involving one female murder victim and one male offender, and illustrates the unique role firearms play in female homicide.