Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2013

CDC offers an interactive web resource on making evidence-informed decisions around violence prevention. The goal of evidence-based decision making is to bring a high standard of research evidence into the decisionmaking process while taking into account the contextual and experiential factors that influence decisions.

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National Sexual Violence Resource Center
2012

This interactive online course walks the user through the basic steps of evaluating the impact of sexual violence prevention programs.  Users will learn the key issues to consider at each of the following steps:

Step 1: Clarifying Goals and Objectives

Step 2: Planning Evaluation Design

Step 3: Choosing Measurement Tools

Step 4: Collecting Data

End Violence Against Women International
2012

This interactive map provides information for each state and territory based on the Aequitas document Summary of Laws and Guidelines with Charts:  Payment of Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center for VAWnet, the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
2012

This 30 minute interactive course is adapted from the Applied Research Paper, Understanding National Rape Statistics by Dean Kilpatrick and Jenna McCauley. Participants will understand how and why rape statistics are generated for national studies; critically evaluate the information provided by national studies on sexual violence; and apply statistics in their work.

DNA Initiative
2012

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This course provides 13 modules, giving a comprehensive discussion of recommended practices for the forensic expert to follow when preparing for and testifying in court. Because laws may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, experts are advised to check with local attorney(s) and become familiar with the laws applicable in the court where they will testify. You must register to participate in this module. A PDF version of this course is also available for download.

Interactive Media Lab at Dartmouth College

This program teaches how to conduct sexual assault medical examinations that are patient-centered and that preserve evidence. It's designed to complement the recommendations outlined in the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations. You can take a virtual tour of the Sexual Assault Forensic Facility by following the link provided.
 


 

National Institute of Justice
2011

This interactive website provides information on what is termed "CSI Theory." Aimed at aiding officers of the court, video clips discuss how to address public perceptions about criminal investigation and prosecution gained from television crime drama.

Vera Institute
2011

Chitra Raghavan discusses the topic of sexual coercion, helping to define sexual violence within intimate relationships. Concepts such as relationship status, negotiations for intimacy, and common features in intimate sexual aggression.  These common features include manipulation, use of force, and blackmail.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
2011

Webinar recording of a presentation discussing research presented by Dr. Felton Earls on the concept of engaging youth in efforts to end violence.  Viewing children and adolescents as competent partners in understanding, preventing, and overcoming violence.

National Center for Victims of Crime
2010

This webinar recording provides information about forensic DNA testing process and how forensic DNA profiles are generated from evidence and matched through the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). Hear how CODIS functions in forensic crime laboratories in the United States, its architecture, and eligibility requirements for DNA samples (offender, crime scene, missing persons), and learn about the various types of DNA analysis that can be performed by crime labs.

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