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NCJ Number: 237539 Find in a Library
Title: University of Illinois at Chicago’s Interdisciplinary Center for Research on Violence: Changing Systems to Prevent Violence in Chicago and Beyond
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:17  Issue:9  Dated:September 2011  Pages:1176-1193
Author(s): Paul Schewe; Carl C. Bell; Larry Bennett; Paul J. Goldstein; Rebecca Gordon; Mark Mattaini; Patricia O'Brien; Stephanie Riger; Heather J. Risser; Dennis P. Rosenbaum; Amie M. Schuck; Barbara Simmons; Sarah E. Ullman
Date Published: September 2011
Page Count: 18
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the research on violence at the interdisciplinary center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Abstract: This article describes an interdisciplinary center at the University of Illinois at Chicago focused on collaborative research on violence. The center is unique in its emphasis on developing infrastructure and distinctive processes for overcoming obstacles to interdisciplinary research; the involvement of outside policymakers, advocates, and service providers in jointly discussing and developing research proposals; the breadth of commitments from leading violence researchers and administrators across five colleges; and the innovativeness of proposed research projects that support interdisciplinary activity and show promise for funding. The center has developed an infrastructure to address violence-related issues in both research and teaching. This article discusses the challenges of implementation and boundary spanning in a university context and makes recommendations for sustainability. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Research organizations; Research uses in policymaking; University of Illinois
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