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NCJ Number: NCJ 206109     Find in a Library
Title: Data Collections for the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 06/2004
Page Count: 6
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Text PDF 
Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Status Report includes highlights of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 and addresses some of the complexities of collecting sensitive data from various correctional populations.
Abstract: The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-79, signed on September 4, 2003), requires the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to measure the incidence and prevalence of sexual assault within the Nation’s correctional facilities. Highlights of the legislation are presented and the complexities of collecting this type of sensitive data from correctional populations are addressed. The report also contains descriptions of new data collection efforts that BJS is undertaking in order to meet the requirements of the legislation. This is a Web only document. Tables
Main Term(s): Prisoner sexual assault ; Rape research
Index Term(s): Research methods ; Data collection ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Federal legislation
Note: BJS Status Report; downloaded November 3, 2005.
   
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