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This document is intended to help demystify social science research for those who could make use of the findings but lack specialized training in research methods.
 
Interpreting Research Studies

The goal of this report is to provide a synthesis of the empirical literature at both the local and national levels that has provided magnitude estimates of violence against American Indian a nd Alaska Native women along with a review of the methodologies on which the estimates are based. The report includes the crimes of homicide, rape and sexual assault, physical assault, and stalking.
 
Interpersonal Violence in the Lives of Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Women: Implications for Health, Mental Health, and Help-Seeking

Interpersonal violence results in around 520,000 deaths and millions of non-fatal injuries every year. Research on the relation between alcohol and violence suggests that alcohol is a situational determinant which increases the risk of most types of violence. Hazardous and harmful use of alcohol has also been shown to be an important consequence of experiencing or witnessing most forms of violence, but especially child maltreatment and intimate partner violence.
 
Interpersonal Violence and Alcohol

This report from the Office on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides an overview of arrests, types of crimes, characteristics of offenders and ways that the criminal justice system is handling internet sex crimes against minors.
 
Internet Sex Crimes Against Minors: The Response of Law Enforcement

Celebrated on March 8, International Women's Day is a global day connecting women around the world and recognizing their struggles to secure human rights and peace. Resources are offered on the 2008 theme, "Investing in Women and Girls" in addition to materials on global violence against women. Also listed in this eNewsletter are existing materials from the VAWnet collection that relate to violence against women internationally.
 
International Women's Day: Investing in Women and Girls

This agenda from the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control pinpoints seven areas where additional research can have the greatest impact on preventing injuries and controlling their debilitating effects. The research agenda looks at injuries at home in and in communities and has sections on sexual violence, child maltreatment and intimate partner violence as well as others. The CDC will implement the research through universities across the nation, state health departments and not-for-profit organizations engaged in injury prevention work. For a hard copy of the report send a request to OHCINFO@cdc.gov.
 
Injury Research Agenda 2002-2007

This brochure outlines the rights that victims of trafficking have under United States law.
 
Information for Victims of Trafficking in Persons and Forced Labor

This document explores reasons for the systemic omission of women with disabilities from mainstream research and from services addressing non-disabled women's experiences. The article includes a discussion about inequity, predominant values and culture, use of language, disabled women's experiences of oppression and violence, and service provision within the context of feminist standpoint theory.
Individual-Systemic Violence: Disabled Women's Standpoint

This survey examines the access and inconsistent application of emergency contraceptives within the Indian Health Service system. This study looked at two major issues: the availability of Plan B as an OTC drug and the availability of Plan B during the delivery of sexual assault services. 

Indicators, jointly published by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, provides an annual snapshot of specific school crime and safety indicators, covering topics such as victimization, fights, bullying, disorder, teacher injury, weapons, student perceptions of school safety, and others.
 
Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2006

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