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NCJ Number: 186027 Find in a Library
Title: Choosing and Using Child Victimization Questionnaires
Series: OJJDP Crimes Against Children Series
Author(s): Sherry L. Hamby; David Finkelhor
Date Published: March 2001
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 98-JN-FX-0012
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This bulletin attempts to determine the questionnaires best suited for collecting data on varying situations of child victimization.
Abstract: The bulletin notes the benefits of questionnaires, presents guidelines for selecting questionnaires, and reviews selected questionnaires related to the major forms of victimization. The bulletin discusses questionnaires related to: Community Exposure to Violence, Child Maltreatment, Sexual Assault, Peer Victimization, Witnessing Violence, and Multidimensional Forms of Victimization. The bulletin claims that both the identification of incidents of victimization and development of effective interventions are greatly enhanced through the use of self-report questionnaires. Choosing an appropriate victimization instrument requires consideration of several issues: (1) the type of victimization to be measured; (2) whether there will be interviews or only a self-administered questionnaire; (3) whether results need to correspond to official crime and child protection categories; (4) the period of time for which data are needed; (5) ages of children to be surveyed; and (6) whether data collected are to be compared with national norms. Resources, tables, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Child victims; Child welfare; Data analysis; Data collections; Intervention; Questionnaires; Self-report studies; Victimization; Victims of Crime
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