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NCJ Number: 184890 Find in a Library
Title: Violence Against Women: Reflections on NIJ's Research Agenda
Journal: National Institute of Justice Journal  Issue:230  Dated:February 1996  Pages:21-25
Series: NIJ Journal
Author(s): Jeremy Travis
Date Published: February 1996
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The area of family violence, including violence against women, has been a strong part of the research portfolio of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), and the enactment of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has strengthened this area of activity.
Abstract: The NIJ has sponsored four projects specifically mandated by VAWA: (1) development of a research agenda by the National Academy of Sciences that will build knowledge in such areas as prevention, education, and legal strategies, with emphasis on underserved populations; (2) assessment of the feasibility of creating State databases to record the number of incidents of sexual and domestic violence; (3) study of the means by which abusive partners obtain the addresses of domestic violence victims; and (4) examination of the battered women's syndrome from a variety of perspectives. In addition, the NIJ sponsors research on the phenomenon of violence against women and evaluates the effectiveness of VAWA. Limitations of the criminal justice system response to violence against women are examined, and the need for a theoretical framework to analyze the nature of such violence is emphasized. 5 notes and 1 photograph
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Abused women; Abusing spouses; Battered wives; Battered woman syndrome; Criminal justice research; Domestic assault prevention; Female victims; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); Violence prevention; Violent men
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