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This report presents detailed information about third-party involvement in violent crime. Third parties include bystanders, other victims, household members, police officers, instigators, or any combination of these. Third parties may play a role in the formation and escalation of violence, may intervene to stop an assault, or may be an eyewitness.
 
Third-party Involvement in Violent Crime, 1993-99

This resource from the University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women offers tips to help advocates and practitioners utilize the information found in articles from scientific journals. The document describes the key sections of a typical journal article and also provides a listing of select journals relevant to violence against women research.Understanding Scientific Journal Articles

This booklet by the MCASA's Sexual Assault Legal Insitute (SALI) gives basic information about how the legal system responds to allegations of child sexual abuse.  The booklet is divided into several chapters: emotional recovery, effects of child sexual abuse, who commits sexual abuse, disclosures of child sexual abuse, as well as other important chapters that provide important information for parents of children who have been sexually abused. This booklet is printed in English and Spanish.

Read Understanding the Legal System When Your Child Has Been Sexually Abused 

This resource from the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, a 17-page synthesis of root causes theories with a full bibliography, describes each of the two major sexual assault theory areas and gives 2-3 paragraph explanations of each theory under the two categories. This will be helpful to people attempting to understand the state of current (and past) research on the root causes of sexual assault.

This Applied Research paper examines restorative justice for sexual assault from the perspective of survivors. A large international literature promotes restorative justice options as satisfying and empowering to crime victims.Restorative Justice Responses to Sexual Assault

This paper provides information regarding childhood trauma and how trauma-informed care can be used to address the issue through the understanding of the connections between the presenting symptoms and behaviors and the child's past trauma history.

Responding to Childhood Trauma: The Promise and Practice of Trauma Informed Care

This VAWnet resource page features a compilation of publicly-accessible online data sets on violence against women, and provides information about utilizing and/or analyzing data to enhance the work of advocates and others working to end domestic and sexual violence. Tables of national and state data sets include live links to data sets, annotations, and related information. This resource page also includes some considerations around the credibility, value and limitations of research and data collection methods, links to research reports and publications, and information for researchers including recommended definitions and data elements for research on violence against women.

 

Data Sets On and Related to Violence Against Women

This VAWnet Applied Research document provides a review and critique of current trends in mental health assessment and treatment for sexual trauma survivors with an emphasis on early intervention. Current Trends in Psychological Assessment and Treatment Approaches for Survivors of Sexual Trauma

This report describes ways to enhance police responses to stalking by focusing on collaborative community partnerships and protocols. Chapters include the meaning of stalking, community policing, problem solving and stalking response, a model stalking protocol, and reflections. Creating an Effective Stalking Protocol

This technical assistance bulletin is intended to support counselors and advocates in providing quality counseling services to child sexual assault victims.  The bulletin includes an overview of counseling guidelines and developmentally appropriate interventions.
 

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