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- American Perceptions of Sexual Violence: A FrameWorks Research Report Public perceptions of sexual violence The report and flash presentation offered below examine both the expert discourse on sexual violence and how Americans talk and think about the topic.
- National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention This 2010 report shows that sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence are widespread and a major public health problem in the United States.
- Resources for Colleges and Universities, PreventConnect Wiki Includes: curricula, articles, highlighted programs, syllabi on violence prevention,and sample college sexual assault websites and policies. Be sure to scroll all the way down!
- The Sexual Victimization of College Women, US Department of Justice The study estimates that a college that has 10,000 female students could experience more than 350 rapes a year, a finding with serious policy implications for college administrators.
- Violence against Women: Classic Papers Citing many of the classic, groundbreaking pieces that have shaped the field of violence against women, these reflections are empowering.
- Historically Black College and University Campus Sexual Assault Study (PDF: 1.6MB/93 pages) This study documents the prevalence of sexual assault (rape and other forms of unwanted sexual contact) on historically Black college and university campuses.
- Costs of Sexual Violence in Minnesota (PDF: 20pages/127KB) Sexual assault in Minnesota cost almost $8 billion in 2005, or $1,540 per resident. Find out why.
- The Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool Provides customized reports on data drawn from the OPE Campus Crime Statistics. Schools with federal funding are required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act.
- Drug-facilitated, Incapacitated, and Forcible Rape: A National Study 2007. Explores the most common forms of rape in college settings, compared characteristics of drug-facilitated/incapacitated versus forcible rapes and factors that affected reporting of rape.
- The Campus Sexual Assault Study 2007. Examines the prevalence, nature, and reporting of various types of sexual assault experienced by university students to inform the development of targeted intervention strategies.
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center The NSVRC collects and disseminates resources on sexual violence including statistics, research, position statements, statutes, training curricula, prevention initiatives and program information.
- Maze of Injustice: The failure to protect Indigenous Women from Sexual Violence in the USA Sexual violence against Indigenous women in the USA is widespread; they are over 2.5 times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than other women in the USA.
- Hate Violence against LGBT People in the United States (PDF:95pages/5.5GB) This report provides the most comprehensive data on anti-LGBT violence in the US and provides recommendations for ways to advance prevention of hate violence.
- Clarifying Consent: Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence on a College Campus Sexual assault policies are only as effective as students' understanding and use of them. How do students know what they mean for actual behavior? Ideas here.
- 2011 College Dating Violence and Abuse Poll This survey with 508 college students including 330 women and 178 men reveals that a significant number of college women (43%) are victims of dating violence.
- Sexual Violence in Communities of Color Fact Sheet (PDF:4pages/291KB) From the Women of Color Network. Not specific to campuses.
- Understanding the Predatory Nature of Sexual Violence (PDF:12pages/42KB) This paper, by sexual violence researcher Dr. David Lisak, examines the characteristics of undetected rapists - non-stranger rapists whose victims rarely report - in a college setting.
- Sexual Assault on Campus: What Colleges and Universities are Doing About it This Department of Justice report shows that college women are at higher risk for sexual assault than their non-college-bound peers. It provides a comprehensive benchmark of sexual assault policy on US campuses.
- Sexual Assault on Campus: A Frustrating Search for Justice The Center for Public Integrity spent 12 months lifting the curtain on how colleges and universities respond to reports of sexual assault. What they found raises many concerns.
- Understanding Sexual Violence Fact Sheet A 2 page fact sheet about sexual violence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (PDF: 203KB, 2 pages)
- 2010 State of Higher Education for LGBT People The most comprehensive national research of its kind to date. The report documents experiences of over 5000 LGBTQQ students, faculty, and staff at US colleges.
- Alcohol-Related Sexual Assault: A Common Problem Amongst College Students (PDF:11pages/123KB) This article reviews the literature on college students' sexual assault experiences. Theories about how alcohol contributes to sexual assault are described; prevention and policy discussed.
- Minnesota College Student Health Survey The College Student Health Survey was designed by Boynton Health Service to give postsecondary institutions a comprehensive look at the health of their students. Includes sexual and domestic violence data.
- American College Health Association: Campus and Sexual Violence ACHA, the recognized voice of expertise in college health, offers resources including association projects, programs, publications, guidelines, and more.
- Moving Beyond Blue Lights and Buddy Systems: A National Study of Student Anti-Rape Activists This study done by Students Active For Ending Rape (SAFER) surveys college students working to address campus sexual violence. SAFER used an online survey to ask campus activists about their prevention activities and beliefs about ending sexual violence on campus.
- Beyond Title IX Provides guidance to colleges and universities on how best to create and promote a campus norm of interpersonal respect and non-violent relationships.
- The Evaluation of Campus-Based Gender Violence Prevention Programming- VAWnet report Minnesota professor, Roberta Gibbons, summarizes an evaluation of the effectiveness of various campus violence prevention programs.
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