National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault

Health Consequences publications

 

Publications:


Additional Resources - 15

Medical Resources - 2

Protocols - 1

 

Additional Resources

 

American Indians and Crime American Indians and Crime

 

American Indians and Crime. This 1999 report, compiled by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, discusses the rates and characteristics of violent crimes experienced by American Indians and Alaskan Natives and summarizes data on American Indians and Alaskan Natives in the criminal justice system. The findings include involvement of alcohol, drugs, and weapons in violence both against Native victims; victim-offender relationships; the race of persons committing violence against Native victims; the rate of reporting to police by victims; and injuries, hospitalization, and financial loss suffered by victims.

 

 

American Indians and Crime Press Release American Indians and Crime Press Release

 

This press release discusses the major conclusions of American Indians and Crime, a 1999 report, compiled by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, which discusses the rates and characteristics of violent crimes experienced by American Indians and Alaskan Natives and summarizes data on American Indians and Alaskan Natives in the criminal justice system. The findings include involvement of alcohol, drugs, and weapons in violence both against Native victims; victim-offender relationships; the race of persons committing violence against Native victims; the rate of reporting to police by victims; and injuries, hospitalization, and financial loss suffered by victims.

 

 

Children's Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Other Family Violence Children's Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Other Family Violence

 

This report explores in depth the survey results from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) regarding exposure to family violence among children in the United States, including exposure to intimate partner violence, assaults by parents on siblings of children surveyed, and other assaults involving teen and adult household members.

 

 

Children's Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey Children's Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey

 

This report presents background information on and the methodology, findings, and implications of the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), the most comprehensive nationwide survey of the incidence and prevalence of children's exposure to violence to date.

 

 

Drug-facilitated, Incapacitated, and Forcible Rape: A National Study (2007) Drug-facilitated, Incapacitated, and Forcible Rape: A National Study (2007)

 

This report, which was funded and distributed by the National Institute of Justice, provides information addressing 4 key goals: 1) To identify how many women in the U.S. and in college settings have ever been raped or sexually assaulted during their lifetime and within the past year; 2) To identify key case characteristics of drug-facilitated and forcible rapes; 3) To examine factors that affect the willingness of women to report rape to law enforcement or seek help from their support network; and 4) To make comparisons between the different types of rape with regard to the numbers of women affected in the U.S. and college settings, risk factors, reporting to law enforcement, and mental health consequences.

 

 

Emotional and Physical Effects of Sexual Assault Emotional and Physical Effects of Sexual Assault

 

Emotional and Physical Effects of Sexual Assault: Written by the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA), this information manual highlights the emotional, psychological, and physical health risks stemming from sexual assault.

 

 

Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey

 

This National Institute of Justice Research Report compares intimate partner victimization rates across gender, race, and same-sex and opposite-sex cohabitants and examines the rate of injury, victims' use of medical services, and other risk factors.

 

 

Handbook on Justice for Victims Handbook on Justice for Victims

 

This handbook, developed by the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, outlines the basic steps in developing comprehensive assistance services for victims of crime.

 

 

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Victims Survey National Intimate Partner and Sexual Victims Survey

 

This two-page fact sheet, produced by the Centers for Disease Control, summarizes the major conclusions of the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS).

 

 

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey Executive Summary National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey Executive Summary

 

This four-page executive summary, produced by the Centers for Disease Control, summarizes the major conclusions of the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS).

 

 

Rape and Sexual Assault Rape and Sexual Assault

 

This Bureau of Justice Assistance monograph examines four aspects of the problem of bias, prejudice, and hate crimes on American college and university campuses.

 

 

Recovering from Crime: Steps for the Physically Injured Victim Recovering from Crime: Steps for the Physically Injured Victim

 

This brochure, published by the Office for Victims of Crime, was designed for use during a victim's hospitalization for crime-related injuries. The program provides victims of violent crime with information about emotional responses to victimization, elements of medical follow-up, physical rehabilitation processes, and the criminal justice system.

 

 

The Cycle of Violence Revisited The Cycle of Violence Revisited

 

This NIJ Research Preview describes findings in a series of ongoing studies of the potential "cycle of violence" for young victims of abuse. Children identified in court cases as victims of physical and sexual abuse and neglect were tracked over time to examine risk factors, criminal justice interventions, and arrest rates as they grew into adulthood. This report also discusses some of the long-term psychological effects of early victimization.

 

 

Violence Against Women: Synthesis of Research for Service Providers Violence Against Women: Synthesis of Research for Service Providers

 

This report, written by Bonnie Carlson and funded by the Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, covers several topic areas that include: health and emotional psychological effects of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence; how abused women cope with ongoing violence; the effects on children exposed to intimate partner violence; and both prevention and intervention with victims and offenders.

 

 

World Report on Violence and Health World Report on Violence and Health

 

This report, produced by the World Health Organization, discusses the widespread health impact that violence can have on its victims.

 

 

Medical Resources

 

Bacterial Vaginosis: Fact Sheet Bacterial Vaginosis: Fact Sheet

 

Bacterial Vaginosis: This factsheet, provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, highlights signs, symptoms, transmission, treatment, and prevention of bacterial vaginosis.

 

 

Chlamydia: Fact Sheet Chlamydia: Fact Sheet

 

Chlamydia: This fact sheet, provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, highlights signs, symptoms, transmission, complications, treatment, and prevention of chlamydia.

 

 

Protocols

 

Documenting Domestic Violence: How Health Care Providers Can Help Victims, Research in Brief (September 2001) Documenting Domestic Violence: How Health Care Providers Can Help Victims, Research in Brief (September 2001)

 

This NIJ Research in Brief outlines how health care providers can improve the admissibility of evidence and strengthen the case of domestic violence victims by keeping well-documented medical records.

 

 

National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault, a project by the Southwest Center for Law and Policy © 2017

This project was supported by  Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K045 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women. Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessary represent the official position of the U.S. Department of Justice. All rights reserved. | Privacy policy