Law Enforcement Tool Kit
Training Manuals for Rape and Sexual Assault
Further information: RAINN 1.800.656.HOPE (4673)
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
This guide 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.
Behavior to expect from rape victims
Lesson plans for classroom awareness raising
Phone numbers for information:
Further information on rape crisis information, incest abuse, hotlines or counseling: RAINN 1.800.656.HOPE (4673)
For medical information call the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center at 1-800-END-RAPE (1-800-363-7273)
For information on therapy (rape trauma syndrome, DID, OCD or self injury) call the NMHA at 1.800.969.6642, the APA at 1.800.964.2000 or (for the UK) 0845.766.0163
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.
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.
Research reports on violence against women from the National Institute of Justice.
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.
Books, videos and cassettes on psychology and understanding trauma.
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.
Criminal justice responses to sexual assault from Australia
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).
Sexual Assault injuries (nonfatal) in the US per 100,000 people totaled 73,834 for 2003. Of these 67,085 were women and 6,749 were men. 10,259 for every 100,000 women died as a result of violence in the US in 2002 while 39,418 males died as a result of general violence in 2002.
This database allows you to find the number of injuries or deaths per year by cause or intent. It also allows you to limit the criteria in a variety of ways for each search.
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