Illinois/ CountiesIllinois Criminal Justice Information Authority: Profiles of Illinois Counties
Criminal justice profile reports are currently available for Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will and Lake Counties from the ICJIA project at the University of Illinois--Chicago.
ChicagoChicago Digital City: Crime by Neighborhood
This website by the Chicago Tribune provides statistics about crimes within Chicago neighborhoods, including domestic violence.
Community Policing: Chicago Monthly Crime Statistics
Monthly crime statistics for each of Chicago's police districts, from the Chicago Police Research and Development Division.
Know Your District, Know Your Beat
Guide to locating Chicago police districts and beats via online maps and neighborhood listings, provided by the Chicago Police Research and Development Division.
Crime & Justice Electronic Data Abstracts
Downloadable crime data in spreadsheet format from the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, broken down by topic and also by jurisdiction (city, county, state and national.)
Criminal Justice Datasets
Abstracts and datasets available for download from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data.
Sex Differences in Violent Victimization, 1994
Report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics discussing differences in victimization patterns by gender.
Cook County State Attorney's Office: Domestic Violence Legal Process
The domestic violence legal process is explained in a brief summary in this website by Cook County State Attorney's office.
Abuse and Women With Disabilities by Margaret A. Nosek, Ph.D.
and Carol A. Howland, M.P.H.
February 1998 research report hosted by VAWnet at the University of Minneosta, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
Domestic and Family Violence: National Criminal Justice Reference Service
This site by the National Criminal Justice Reference Service provides online reports and statistics regarding domestic and family violence in both text and Adobe Acrobat .PDF format.
Domestic Violence Awareness Manual
This manual on domestic violence by the Violence Against Women Office of the U.S. Department of Justice provides information and guidelines for recognizing and handling domestic violence situations.
The Family Violence Prevention Fund
A national non-profit organization that focuses on domestic violence education, prevention and public policy reform. Compiles an up-to-date general fact sheet on domestic violence and regularly commissions public opinion studies. Also onducts studies and compiles statistics on critical issues related to domestic violence in the healthcare, criminal justice, children's, military and workplace arenas. An award-winning Web site.
Violence Between Intimates
National statistical summary from the U.S. Department of Justice on domestic violence, date rape, and acquaintance rape. The findings show that females experienced more than 10 times as many incidents of violence committed by an intimate as did males. Information is available in Adobe Acrobat and ASCII text.
Who Are the Victims?
Summary statistics on victims of violence and sexual assault by the Violence Against Women Office of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Domestic Violence and Welfare Receipt
Poverty, Welfare and Battered Women: What Does the Research Tell Us? by Eleanor Lyon, Ph.D.
Research report from the Minnesota Center Against Violence & Abuse at the University of Minnesota, a cooperative project with the Violence Against Women's Grants Office, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.
National statistics, Child Rape Victims, 1992
U.S. Department of Justice summary of statistics from 1992 data gathered from 15 states on child sexual assault victims. Information is available in Adobe Acrobat and ASCII text.
The vast majority of research information included in these publications are not gender specific. However, the list of documents can be searched for the key word women and female and other keywords to find specific documents of interest that focus on Illinois population. For example, the documents include the following gender specific documents:
CORRECTIONS, DEPARTMENT OF.
Women in Prison, March 1994 Report
1994 National Criminal Justice Reference Service report on women prisoners.
Girls in the Juvenile Justice System
Model Protocols on Family Violence for Judges, Law Enforcement and Prosecutors
Model professional protocols for professionals dealing with family violence situations, from the Georgia Commission on Family Violence.
State and County Standards on Domestic Violence Education
Michigan Comnet's directory of links to online state and county standards for batterer intervention and domestic violence education.
Organizations for General Information
Victim's Services Domestic Violence Program
P.O. Box 157
McComb, IL 61455
National Clearinghouse on Marital and Date Rape
2325 Oak Street
Berkeley, CA 94708
National Network to End Domestic Violence
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Suite 900
Washington, DC 20004
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
119 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Date Last Updated: 8/13/98
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