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Helping Crime Victims: Levels of Trauma and Effectiveness of Services in Arizona, 1983-1984 (ICPSR 9329) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection was designed to gauge the impact of a victim assistance program on the behavior and attitudes of victims and to evaluate the program as assessed by police and prosecutors. Program impact was estimated by examining the change in psychological, social, and financial conditions of the victims following the service intervention. Three types of victim service conditions can be compared: crisis intervention service, delayed assistance service, and no service. The victim files contain information on the victim's demographic characteristics, various kinds of psychological indicators and stress symptoms following the incident, respondent's assessments of impacts of victimization on social activity, family, job, and financial conditions. The follow-up files have information on the victims' financial and emotional state some time after the incident. The police files include respondent's personal background, types and frequency of victim-witness services used, and opinions about contacts with police. The prosecutor files include variables relating to personal background and satisfaction with the court system.

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WARNING: Because this study has many datasets, the download all files option has been suppressed, and you will need to download one dataset at a time.

DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Victim, Initial Interview Data - Download All Files (3,845 KB)
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DS2:  Victim Background - Download All Files (3,845 KB)
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DS3:  Victim Feelings - Download All Files (3,845 KB)
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DS4:  Victim Stress - Download All Files (3,845 KB)
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DS5:  Victim Social Life and Family - Download All Files (3,845 KB)
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DS6:  Victim Reactions File 1 - Download All Files (3,845 KB)
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DS7:  Victim Reactions File 2 - Download All Files (3,845 KB)
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DS8:  Victim Finances - Download All Files (3,845 KB)
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DS9:  Victim Assistance - Download All Files (3,845 KB)
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DS10:  Victim Crisis - Download All Files (3,845 KB)
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DS11:  Victim Direction - Download All Files (3,845 KB)
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DS12:  Victim Criminal Justice - Download All Files (3,845 KB)
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DS13:  Victim Follow-up - Download All Files (3,840 KB)
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DS14:  Victim Follow-up Feelings - Download All Files (3,840 KB)
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DS15:  Victim Follow-up Stress - Download All Files (3,840 KB)
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DS16:  Victim Social Life and Family Follow-up - Download All Files (3,840 KB)
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DS17:  Victim Reactions 1 Follow-up - Download All Files (3,840 KB)
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DS18:  Victim Reactions 2 Follow-up - Download All Files (3,840 KB)
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DS19:  Victim Finance Follow-up - Download All Files (3,840 KB)
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DS20:  Victim Assistance Follow-up - Download All Files (3,840 KB)
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DS21:  Police Data File 1 - Download All Files (3,831 KB)
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DS22:  Police Data File 2 - Download All Files (3,831 KB)
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DS23:  Police Data File 3 - Download All Files (3,831 KB)
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DS24:  Prosecutor Data File 1 - Download All Files (3,822 KB)
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DS25:  Prosecutor Data File 2 - Download All Files (3,822 KB)
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DS26:  Prosecutor Data File 3 - Download All Files (3,822 KB)
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Study Description

Citation

Cook, Royer, Barbara Smith, and Adele Harrell. HELPING CRIME VICTIMS: LEVELS OF TRAUMA AND EFFECTIVENESS OF SERVICES IN ARIZONA, 1983-1984. Washington, DC: Georgetown University, Institute for Social Analysis [producer], 1984. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1990. doi:10.3886/ICPSR09329.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (82-IJ-CX-KO36)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   attitudes, intervention, personal finances, program evaluation, psychological wellbeing, social indicators, stress, victim services, victimization, victims

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1983--1984

Date of Collection:  

  • 1983--1984

Universe:   Victims of the crimes of sexual assault, domestic assault, other assault, robbery, and burglary in Tucson, Arizona during 1983.

Data Types:   survey data

Methodology

Sample:   The sample of 323 victims of sexual assault, domestic assault, other assault, robbery, and burglary consists of two major groups. For the first group 223 victims were selected from victim assistance program records (109 had received immediate crisis intervention services and 114 had received delayed services from the program). A matched control group of 100 victims who had received no program services also was selected. The sample of 148 police officers was drawn randomly, stratified by "team" (the four teams were located in the four geographical quadrants of the city). The survey of 36 deputy county attorneys represented a sample of all prosecutors in the city with the exception of two prosecutors used for the pretest and three who did not return their questionnaires.

Data Source:

personal interviews

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 27 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 27 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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