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2014-02-03 16:24:24

New Survey Instrument Helps Educators Improve Learning Environment ATLANTA, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The International Survey Associates today launched a new tool, the Social, Emotional and Bullying Behavior Survey (SEBBS), to help schools determine the frequency of bullying behaviors and gauge the effectiveness of, or need for, intervention or prevention efforts. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140203/MN57166) Designed for middle school students, the SEBBS...

2014-01-29 23:22:20

“Chopping the Onion” aims to help victims forgive others, love themselves. Denver (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Dusana Michaels became a victim of incest as a child, but “victim” is hardly a word to call her now. Michaels has dedicated her life to overcoming the trauma she faced at an early age by addressing issues one by one and empowering others to do the same. “My perpetrator took my childhood,” Michaels said. “But my adulthood belongs to me.” Michaels’ new book...

2013-10-24 12:23:35

Increases driven by simple assaults and crime not reported to police WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Violent and property crime rates rose for U.S. residents in 2012, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. These estimates are based on data from the annual National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) which has collected information from victims of crime age 12 or older since 1973. The violent crime rate (which includes rape or sexual assault, robbery,...

2013-09-20 23:04:24

The National Campus Sexual Assault Summit: Prevention, Empowerment and Policy convened by the national nonprofit PAVE (Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment) will be held Friday, September 27 at Georgetown Law in Washington DC from 12:30pm-5:00pm featuring special guest Sarah Rice from MTV. This Summit is being broadcast live via webcast to over 300 colleges across the country. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month and the...

2013-09-05 12:25:30

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics released a report today on a new procedure for calculating the prevalence of crime in the U.S. each year. A prevalence rate counts the number of persons who experienced at least one victimization during the year, compared to a victimization rate, which counts the number of victimizations per year. Together these two rates shed light on the amount and concentration of crime and a...

2013-07-01 08:27:31

Report calls attention to sick and special needs kids who are particularly vulnerable to attack and explores the developmental consequences of bullying MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to draw greater attention to the health and developmental impacts bullying has on children, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota today released a report called, "Understanding the Threat of Bullying." The report examines bullying as a public health...

2013-06-25 23:26:52

The American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI) is formally announcing their support of iPredator Inc.’s online sexual predator and cybercrime prevention initiatives. As the world’s largest professional forensic sciences organization, founder Dr. Robert O’Block and ACFEI are committed to helping make the internet a safer environment for children and all online users. Hudson Valley, New York (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 The American College of Forensic Examiners Institute...

2013-05-23 12:30:02

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has published an application programming interface (API) that provides access to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) dataset in open, machine-readable formats. The NCVS API is a dynamic feed that allows developers and researchers to retrieve information efficiently, in the manner that best suits their needs. The data can automatically feed into mobile applications,...

2013-05-17 23:18:10

An online predator risk assessment has been released for purchase by iPredator Inc. Developed by Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D. C.F.C., a NYS licensed psychologist, certified forensic consultant, the OPPC helps parents, educators and primary caregivers assess a child´s risk of being targeted by an online sexual predator. Poughkeepsie, New York (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 The online predator is an adult sexual predator that uses information technology to seek out children driven by criminal and...

2013-05-16 12:30:11

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prison and jail inmates identified with mental health problems reported higher rates of inmate-on-inmate sexual victimization than inmates without a mental health problem, according to a study released today by the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). An estimated 6.3 percent of prison inmates and 3.6 percent of jail inmates identified with serious psychological distress reported inmate-on-inmate sexual victimization...