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NCJ Number: NCJ 211618     Find in a Library
Title: First Response to Victims of Crime (VHS)
Corporate Author: National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
United States of America

United States of America
Date Published: 2008
Page Count: 0
  Series: OVC Videos
  Annotation: This video produced by the National Sheriffs' Association provides a unique glance at the individual impact of crime on victims and the steps law enforcement can take to best meet victims' needs.
Abstract: The crimes addressed in this video involving victims include sexual assault, drunk driving, homicide, human trafficking, and mass casualty crimes. Specific victim populations addressed include older victims, children, victims who have a disability, and immigrants. Individuals speak who have a firsthand perspective on the impact of crime. Law enforcement officers also speak; officers who know that providing a greater level of first response services to victims helps build trust, better relationships with the community, stronger cases, and helps victims begin the process of rebuilding their lives. Law enforcement officers, as first responders, are in a unique position to help victims cope with the trauma of a crime. This video, produced by the National Sheriffs' Association and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), provides a unique look at the individual impact of crime on victims and the steps that law enforcement can take to best meet the victims' needs.
Main Term(s): Police-victim interaction
Index Term(s): Psychological victimization effects ; Police services for victims ; Victim reactions to crime ; Police human relations training ; Criminal Justice System Response to Victims ; OVC grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 1999-VF-GX-0005;2005-VF-GX-4001
Sale Source: OVC Resource Ctr
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: VHS video 30 minutes in length and is also available in DVD (see NCJ 211619). See NCJ 231171 for companion document
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