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

United States of America
Date Published: 2008
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
Alexandria, VA 22314-3490
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
OVC Resource Ctr
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Washington, DC 20007
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
Document: Video (WMV Video Clip)|Video (QuickTime Video Clip)
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
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): Criminal Justice System Response to Victims; OVC grant-related documents; Police human relations training; Police services for victims; Psychological victimization effects; Victim reactions to crime
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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