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Data Collections for the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003

NCJ Number
206109
Date Published
July 2004
Annotation
Reports on the status of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) efforts to measure the incidence and prevalence of sexual assault within the Nation's correctional facilities.
Abstract

The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-79, signed on September 4, 2003), requires the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to measure the incidence and prevalence of sexual assault within the Nation's correctional facilities. This Status Report includes highlights of the legislation and addresses some of the complexities of collecting sensitive data from various correctional populations. The report also contains descriptions of new data collection efforts that BJS is undertaking in order to meet the requirements of the legislation. This is a web only document.

Additional information is available. See Sexual Violence Reported by Correctional Authorities, 2004

Survey instruments for the Survey on Sexual Violence:

Date Created: May 29, 2009