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A site dedicated To developing specific ways of sharing services and criminal justice information on a global scale. The World Criminal Justice Library Network was formed at a meeting of librarians and criminal justice information specialists in April, 1991, at the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice. There is also a discussion list.
The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) preserves and distributes computerized crime and justice data from Federal agencies, state agencies, and investigator initiated research projects to users for secondary statistical analysis. Search terms: victimization, National Crime Victimization Survey. This site has some very interesting information and articles.
Find documents on Improving the Community Response to Sexual Assault Victims at the website for the National Criminal Justice Reference Service website. Among them: Looking Back -- Moving Forward: A Guidebook for Communities Responding to Sexual Assault analyzes the progress of the past two decades in the response to sexual assault cases by law enforcement agents, prosecutors and emergency medical care providers. Looking Back also speaks to the development of rape crisis centers and other victim services that concentrate on meeting the needs of the victim.
The Office for Victims of Crime Resource Center (OVCRC) is your information clearinghouse for emerging victim issues. This site has a database of abstracts as well as victim services directory.
This library database contains the library collections of both the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR).
This site provides law, criminal justice, advocacy, and social service professionals with up-to-date information on interventions to stop violence against women.
Victim Assistance Online is an information, research and networking resource for victim assistance specialists, professionals in related disciplines and all interested in the field of victimology.
Research reports on violence against women from the National Institute of Justice.
This Violence Against Women (VAW) Resource Guide was designed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) staff to provide easy access to data collections on the topic of violence against women, such as Quick Links to certain types of VAW studies and links to studies available for online data analysis.
The mission of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) is to support research, education, and access to violence related resources.
The mission of the Violence Against Women Network (VAWnet), the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, is to harness and use electronic communication technology to end violence against women.
A large collection of books, articles, and information packets available to assist survivors of sexual assault and providers of services. Resources include: LAFASA Publications, American Prosecutors Research Institute, Related Links, Law & Legislature, Webliographies, Current Events,Databases and Collections of Articles.
Community resources- international and by state in the US.
The Alliance Library is the newly established library of the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault. The library, although small, is growing rapidly: its holdings include books, curricula, training manuals, research guides, journals, reports, and videotapes. This is a very comprehensive listing of books on sexual assault listed by title and author (rather than subject) with links to online purchasing from amazon.com.
Lawlink provides quick access to important legal information from the American Bar Association and other resources. Each site is selected and evaluated by a member of the ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center staff.
Links to sites containing articles, studies, brochures and research on women, domestic violence, sexual assault and sexual harrasment. International in scope.
Books, videos and cassettes on psychology and understanding trauma.
Questia online library search on "rape"
A selected number of U.S. and Texas government databases that are available on the Web. The only databases included are those which are considered substantial research sources; almost all have some kind of search capability unless otherwise noted. See "social scientific fields" for criminal justice information or "health".
This is a very comprehensive global overview of the problem of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence around the world. It has risk factors, statistics and recommendations for treatment.
Gender-based violence, or violence against women (VAW), is a major public health and human rights problem throughout the world.
Under archive of decisions select "by topic" 1990- present. Click the criminal law link and then add the search term "sexual assault" in the text box.
The status of women in the USA
Scroll down to see the Sexual Assault Bibliography. The mission of the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (IDVSA) is to advance the knowledge base related to domestic violence and sexual assault in an effort to end violence.
The Research Collection contains selected references and online documents published predominantly within the last five years on key topics within sexual assault research fields, including journal articles, reports and conference presentations from Australian and selected international sources.
Sexual Assault Report brings together ideas from experts in criminal and civil law, nursing and emergency medicine, law, nursing and emergency medicine, law enforcement, counseling and social services.
The Global Reproductive Health Forum @ Harvard (GRHF) is an internet networking project that aims to encourage the proliferation of critical discussions about reproductive health and gender on the net.
This project involves the collection and analysis of information on the underreporting and 'hidden' recording of sexual assault within national and cross-national perspectives; promotion and implementation of research on sexual assault against women; and the identification of the rate of recidivism amongst sexual assault offenders and their key characteristics. The project is funded by the Office for Women (previously the Office of the Status of Women).
Open WorldCat helps people outside the library environment find library-owned materials
A very comprehensive directory of information about violence against women. Information includes diversity and minority groups.
"Partnerships Against Violence Network is a "virtual library" of information about violence and youth-at-risk, representing data from seven different Federal agencies."
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Related links: Victim blame
Macdonalds, J. (2004). World Book Encyclopedia. United States of America: World Book Inc.
rape. (2006). Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved May 2, 2006, from Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?tocId=9376486
Smith, M. D. (2004). Encyclopedia of Rape. USA: Greenwood Press.
Sedney, M., "rape (crime)." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Scholastic Library Publishing, 2006 <http://gme.grolier.com> (February 1, 2006).
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