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NIJ's Program of Research on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native women

TitleNIJ's Program of Research on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native women
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsCrossland, C, Palmer, J, Brooks, A
JournalViolence Against WomenViolence Against Women
Volume19
Pagination771-90
Date PublishedJun
ISBN Number1552-8448 (Electronic)<br/>1077-8012 (Linking)
Accession Number23996854
KeywordsAcademies and Institutes, Alaska, Crime Victims, Female, Homicide, Humans, Indians, North American/legislation & jurisprudence, Male, Rape/legislation & jurisprudence, Research, Residence Characteristics, Risk Factors, Social Justice, Spouse Abuse/legislation & jurisprudence, Stalking, Women's Health
AbstractThe Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (Public Law Number 109-162), at Title IX, Section 904(a) (codified at 42 U.S.C. section sign 3796gg-10 note) mandates that the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), in consultation with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), conduct a national baseline study on violence against American Indian and Alaska Native (AI and AN) women living in tribal communities. As a result, NIJ has developed a comprehensive research program consisting of multiple projects that will be accomplished over an extended period of time to address this much needed research. The purpose of the research program is to: examine violence against AI and AN women (including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and murder) and identify factors that place AI and AN women at risk for victimization; evaluate the effectiveness of federal, state, tribal, and local responses to violence against AI and AN women; and propose recommendations to improve effectiveness of these responses.
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