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Study Report

Study Number: SJ-037-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1983

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Helping crime victims: levels of trauma and effectiveness of services in Arizona, 1983-1984.  [machine-readable data file] / Cook, Royer  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9329

Date Accessioned: 12/7/1998

Number of Files Received: 0

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison

Date Ordered: 11/1/1998

Documentation: One volume hardcopy codebook and 1 duplicate.

Abstract: 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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