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.
Cook, Royer, Smith, Barbara, and Harrell, Adele V. Helping Crime Victims: Levels of Trauma and Effectiveness of Services in Arizona, 1983-1984. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09329.v1
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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (82-IJ-CX-KO36)
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research