Research tells us that a relatively small fraction of individuals experience a large proportion of violent victimizations. Thus, focusing on reducing repeat victimization might have a large impact on total rates of violence. However, research also tells us that most violent crime victims do not experience more than one incident during a six-month or one-year time period. As a result, special policies to prevent repeat violence may not be cost-effective for most victims.
Dr. Lauritsen will summarize existing research on repeat violent victimization, both here in the United State and abroad. She will provide new findings from the National Crime Victimization Survey about the potential impact that reducing repeat victimization might have on rates of violence in the US. She will discuss possible factors that can be used to predict whether victimization is likely to be repeated and suggest how such information can inform policy and practice.
The Center for Court Innovation and the Bureau of Justice Assistance
The Center for court Innovation and the Bureau of Justice Assistance are offering a unique opportunity to learn more about community justice and other criminal justice innovations. Community Justice 2012, the International Conference of Community Courts will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, on January 21-February 2, 2012. this multidisciplinary conference is intended for judges, police officials, attorneys, community corrections officials, court administrators, victim advocates, community organizers, and others interested in criminal justice reform. It will provide participants with both hands-on tools to improve their work and access to cutting-edge research in the field.
There is no registration fee for the conference, but space is limited. Continuing legal education credits will be available.
Please join Just Detention International for an informational briefing about the problem of prisoner rape and the importance of promulgating national standards to end this abuse.
Speakers will provide first-hand accounts of their experiences as survivors of prisoner rape; insights into the challenges and successes of early adopters of the standards as recommended by the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission; and information about the Department of Justice's recently-released national survey that, for the first time, provided an incidence rate of sexual abuse behind bars.
Sessions at the conference will focus on youth alcohol and drug abuse prevention; bullying and cyber bullying; violence prevention in schools; emergency management; health, mental health, and physical education; data collection; special populations; and emerging issues. The conference targets potential OSDFS grantees, juvenile justice practitioners, policymakers, education and prevention leaders, and school administrators, among others.
Registration is Free!
Registration for the conference will close on July 22, 2011 or when space is not longer available.
Join your Colleagues at the APHA 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, DC, this October 29 - November 2. Experience over 1,000 scientific sessions focusing on the latest public health challenges, 700 booths of state-of-the-art public health products, networking opportunities, Public Health CareerMart and so much more!
Registration and Housing for the 2011 Annual Meeting are now open. Take advantage of early-bird discounts and register today. Complete your online registration and you will be linked to a housing form pre-populated with your contact information.
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