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NCJ Number: NCJ 241035     Find in a Library
Title: Examining Disclosure of Physical and Sexual Victimization by Method in Samples of Women Involved in the Criminal Justice System
Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:51  Issue:3  Dated:April 2012  Pages:161 to 175
Author(s): Sheryl Pimlott Kubiak ; Nkiru Nnawulezi ; Nidal Karim ; Cris M. Sullivan ; Marisa L. Beeble
Date Published: 2012
Page Count: 15
Document: HTML 
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In this article, the authors report on serendipitous findings when using two methods to assess the past year incidence of sexual and physical violence among women involved in the criminal justice system.
Abstract: Definitions vary on what constitutes sexual and/or physical abuse, and scholars have debated on which methods might yield the most accurate response rates for capturing this sensitive information. Although some studies suggest respondents prefer methods that provide anonymity, previous studies have not utilized high-risk or stigmatized populations. In this article, the authors report on serendipitous findings when using two methods to assess the past year incidence of sexual and physical violence among women involved in the criminal justice system. Women who participated in an anonymous survey reported higher physical and sexual victimization than did the women who were interviewed, even though the questions were identical. Implications of the findings are discussed. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Female inmates
Index Term(s): Sexual assault ; Physical crime prevention ; Information collection ; Victimization models ; Multiple victimization
   
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