Violence Research Resources on the Web

Violence Research Centers

Violence Related Publications On-line
Alcohol and Violence | Child Abuse | Elder Abuse | Gun Violence
Intimate Violence/Violence against Women | School Violence
Workplace Violence | Youth Violence

  • CDC-National Center for Injury Prevention and Control: Division of Violence Prevention
    The Division of Violence Prevention has four priority areas for violence prevention: youth violence, family and intimate violence, suicide, and firearm injuries.

  • Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence--University of Colorado
    The CSPV provides informed assistance to groups committed to understanding and preventing violence across the life course. CSPV works from a multi-disciplinary platform on the subject of violence and facilitates the building of bridges between the research community and the practitioners and policy makers.

  • Family Violence Research Program--University of New Hampshire
    The Family Research Laboratory (FRL) devotes itself primarily to understanding family violence and the impact of violence in families.

  • Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA)
    MINCAVA maintains this electronic clearinghouse in order to provide a quick and user friendly access point to the extensive electronic resources on the topic of violence and abuse available through the Internet.

  • National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
    The National Clearinghouse on Family Violence is a national resource centre for all Canadians seeking information about violence within the family. By sharing the latest research findings and information on all aspects of prevention, protection and treatment, the Clearinghouse helps Canadian communities work toward the eventual elimination of all forms of family violence.

  • National Consortium on Violence Research--Carnegie Mellon University
    The National Consortium On Violence Research (NCOVR), is a research and training center specializing in violence research. The Consortium's mission is to advance basic scientific knowledge about the causes or factors contributing to inter-personal violence, to train the next generation of violence researchers, and to disseminate its research findings to participants, policy-makers, and practitioners.

  • National Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
    To provide an interdisciplinary vehicle and forum by which scholars, practitioners, and observers of family violence in the African American community will have the continual opportunity to articulate their perspective on family violence through research findings, the examination of service delivery and intervention mechanisms, and the identification of appropriate and effective responses to prevent/reduce family violence in the African American community.

  • Violence Policy Center
    The VPC is an educational foundation that approaches firearms violence from a public health perspective and explores policy alternatives to commonly accepted views on gun violence. The Violence Policy Center also researches interpersonal violence such as domestic assault and its link to firearms injury.

  • Violence Prevention Research Program--University of California, Davis
    The Violence Prevention Research Program is an organized research program of the University of California, Davis. Our work addresses the causes, nature, and prevention of violence. Their current major areas of emphasis are the prediction of criminal behavior, the effectiveness of waiting period/background check programs for prospective purchasers of firearms, and the determinants of firearm violence. Their mission is to conduct research that will further America's efforts to understand and prevent violence. As a research-only organization, they do not serve as a resource for persons seeking general information on these topics. However, they do provide links to information on their "Other Web Sites" page.

  • The Workplace Violence Prevention Resource Center
    The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has established a Workplace Violence Prevention Resource Center to help the public by providing consultation, outreach and training.  The resource center works with employers and employees to increase their understanding of workplace violence in a way that emphasizes prevention and voluntary compliance.  This will allow them to recognize, avoid and prevent violence in the workplace.  Employees or employers who are experiencing workplace violence and are looking for proactive ways for prevention can call for assistance.


    General Topics

  • Bureau of Justice Statistics
    A listing of publications available from the Bureau of Justice Statistics including links to ASCII text versions and PDF versions which can be downloaded.

  • National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
    A partial listing of publications available from NCIPC including: Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault: A Guide to Training Materials and Programs for Health Care Providers; Inventory of Services and Funding Sources for Programs Designed to Prevent Violence Against Women; Fatal Firearm Injuries, 1962-1994; Youth Violence Prevention Evaluation Projects; Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes, Beliefs, and Behavior Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools; Homicide and Suicide Among Native Americans, 1979-1992.

  • National Institute of Justice

    Alcohol and Violence

  • Preventing Alcohol-Related Injury and Violence: Resources for Action
    The ARIV Project (of the Trauma Foundation) has published a resource manual for advocates and researchers, entitled Preventing Alcohol-Related Injury and Violence: Resources for Action. The resource manual features fact sheets; summaries of research articles; overviews of research and prevention literature; a resource listing describing organizations working to reduce alcohol-related injury and violence; and profiles of advocates and organizations.

  • The Trauma Foundation--Alcohol-Related Injury and Violence (ARIV)
    Alcohol-Related Injury and Violece (ARIV) is a project of the Trauma Foundation at San Francisco General Hospital. The ARIV Project has three goals: 1) to facilitate information exchange about ARIV; 2) to synthesize what is known about ARIV; 3) and to disseminate that synthesis to those who are working to reduce ARIV problems.

    Child Abuse

  • National Clearingouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
    The National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information is a national resource for professionals seeking information on the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect, and related child welfare issues. Publications available online include fact sheets, manuals, statistical information and other publications.

  • Third National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect
    This report presents the results of the congressionally mandated Third National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-3). The NIS is the single most comprehensive source of information about the current incidence of child abuse and neglect in the United States.

  • Child Abuse Publications
    Publications from the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence include: An Examination of the Association Between Histories of Maltreatment and Adolescent Risk Behaviours; Child Abuse: Awareness Information for People in the Workplace; Child Abuse and Neglect; The Effects of Media Violence on Children; Parent-Child Relationships: Children; Parent-Child Relationships:Parents; The Parent-Teen Relationship -- How parents Can Make The Most Of It; The Parent-Teen Relationship -- Life Through a Teenager's Eyes; Television Violence: A Review Of The Effects On Children Of Different Ages.

    Elder Abuse

  • Elder Abuse Publications
    Publications from the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence include: Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults: Awareness Information for People in the Workplace; Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults in Institutional Settings: A Discussion Paper; Elder Abuse; Financial Abuse of Seniors; Intergenerational Conflict and the Prevention of Abuse Against Older Persons; Older Canadians and the Abuse of Seniors: A Continuum from Participation to Empowerment; Resource and Training Kit for Service Providers: Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults.

    Gun Violence

  • Firearm Injuries and Violence
    Fact sheet on gun violence prepared by the CDC-Division of Violence Prevention.

  • Information on Firearms Violence
    Fact sheets and studies from the Violence Policy Center on Firearms Violence. Fact sheets include: Kids and Guns in Oregon; Firearms Safety and Violence Prevention Act; Cease Fire Fact Sheet; Second Amendment Fact Sheet; Facts on Firearms and Domestic Violence; Women and Firearms Violence. Studies include topics such as: Where Did You Get That Statistic?-A Firearms and Firearms Violence Bibliography and Resource; Guide for Advocates Working to Reduce Firearms Violence; Who Dies? A Look at Firearms Death and Injury in America.

  • Firearms and Crimes of Violence
    This report summarizes selected findings on trends in firearm use in serious violent crime, based on FBI data on homicide, BJS data on victimization and inmate firearm use, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data on firearm ownership by high school students. 2/94 NCJ 146844

    Intimate Violence/Violence against Women

  • Fact Sheets on Intimate Violence
    Fact sheets prepared by the CDC-Division of Violence Prevention. Fact sheets include some prevalence, risk factor, and prevention information as well as references.

  • Partner Violence: a 20 year literature review and synthesis
    This document, available from the National Network for Family Resiliency, is a review of the literature that synthesizes the accumulated knowledge of over twenty years of research in the area of partner violence, summarizes the major findings of the research, and delineates its strengths and limitations. In addition, the authors make recommendations for the field based on the research, especially in the area of prevention and treatment.

  • Prevalence, Incidence, and consequences of Violence Against Women: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey
    Issued jointly by the National Institute of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this 1998 report summarizes the results of a national survey on men's and women's experiences with violence.

  • When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 1996 Homicide Data
    A report from the Violence Policy Center that offers the first-ever comparative ranking of each state's female homicide rate and debunks many of the myths surrounding fatal violence against women.

    School Violence

  • Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2010
    Examines crime occurring in school as well as on the way to and from school. A collaborative report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics, it presents data on crime at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals, and the general population, using a comprehensive array of sources. NCJ

  • Publications available from the National Center for Education Statistics

    Workplace Violence

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
    Publications on workplace violence available from OSHA include fact sheets, Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care and Social Service Workers, Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Late-Night Retail Establishments, OSHA's Workplace Violence Prevention Program, Violence in the Workplace - Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies, Workplace Violence Training and Outreach Memo.

  • Violence in the Workplace: Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies
    A 1996 document available from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health which reviews what is known about fatal and nonfatal violence in the workplace to determine the focus needed for prevention and research. The document also summarizes issues to be addressed when dealing with workplace violence in various settings such as offices, factories, warehouses, hospitals, convenience stores, and taxicabs.

  • National Crime Victimization Center

    Youth Violence

  • Youth Violence Fact Sheet
    CDC fact sheet on youth violence in the United States.

  • Comparing the Criminal Behavior of Youth Gangs and At-Risk Youths
    This NIJ Research in Brief presents a comparative study of the criminal behavior of gang members and nongang at-risk youths in three urban and suburban communities. The findings suggest gang membership increases the likelihood and frequency that members will commit serious and violent crimes.

  • High School Youths, Weapons, and Violence: A National Survey Series
    This NIJ Research in Brief examines the extent to which a national sample of male high school sophomores and juniors was involved in, or otherwise affected by, firearms-related activity. Results of the study indicate that communities should be exploring policy initiatives that identify and address the antecedents of weapon-related activity among their youths.

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