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Further information: RAINN 1.800.656.HOPE (4673)



National Criminal Justice Reference Service website.


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.


Adjusting the National Crime Victimization Survey's Estimates of Rape and Domestic Violence for 'Gag' Factors


Basic information about rape trauma syndrome

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


Other Resources

Services provided to victims of sexual assault and rape



National Registry of Sex Offenders



Criminal Justice Reference Center



World Criminal Justice Library Network


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.


National Archive of Criminal Justice Data


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.


Office for Victims of Crime Criminal Justice Library


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.


Violence against women publications


Research reports on violence against women from the National Institute of Justice.


American Bar Association legal research page


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.


Sidran Catalog by Subject


Books, videos and cassettes on psychology and understanding trauma.


Supreme Court decisions 1990 - present, from LLI


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).


National Center for Injury Prevention and Control


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.


Leading cause of injury to women in 2003 by age group (includes sexual assault)


Statistics from the FBI - uniform crime reporting



Find statistics on rape at the Bureau of Justice web site- Reporting to Police and Medical Attention



Gender-based violence in disaster



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