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  NCJ Number: NCJ 191186   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: State and Local Change and the Violence Against Women Act, Executive Summary, Final Report
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Marcia R. Chaiken ; Barbara Boland ; Michael D. Maltz ; Susan Martin ; Joseph Targonski
  Corporate Author: LINC
United States of America
  Date Published: 2001
  Page Count: 179
  Annotation: This report explores the influences of the Violence Against Women Act on State and local processes and outcomes, above and beyond the fiscal consequences.
  Abstract: The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), incorporated in the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, was intended to bolster the ability of law enforcement departments, prosecutors, and private nonprofit victim assistance organizations to increase services to women victims of violence, to better assure victim safety, and to increase offender accountability. The intent of this study was to explore the effect of VAWA on State and local processes. The report presented three types of findings: findings regarding VAWA on State and local approaches for dealing with violence against women; findings about the factors that mitigated for and against the impact of VAWA; findings about the complexities of implementation that should be taken into account in future studies of the impact of Federal legislation. The findings showed, as evidenced by VAWA, that Federal acts can play a significant role in addressing crime and stimulating social change at the State and local level. The findings also shed light on the importance of crafting an overarching Federal strategy encompassing several legislative mandates for bringing about change needed to reduce crime.
  Main Term(s): Violence Against Women Act
  Index Term(s): Violent crime statistics ; Evaluation ; Evaluative research ; Criminology theory evaluation
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 98-WT-VX-K013
  Sale Source: LINC
P.O. Box 924
Alexandria, VA 22313
United States of America
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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