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The Crime Victims' Institute (CVI) at Sam Houston State University is committed to advancing research on victimization issues in Texas. It is our hope that the information contained here will provide access to CVI's research, as well as information and resources from victim service agencies. Please contact us with any research ideas and/or issues you would like to see addressed. Thank you for visiting.

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New Campus Safety Mobile App

Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) has recently launched Texas Safety University (TX Safety U), a free app available on iOS and Android. Through this app, students, faculty, staff, and other members of campus communities can quickly acc. . .

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Stalking Update

The crime of stalking involves deliberate, repeated, unwanted, and fear-inducing acts on the part of one person toward another, usually in a relationship context of some kind. Stalking is not an easy crime to investigate. To those unfamiliar with the. . .

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Human Trafficking Series

CVI will be producing a series of technical reports on the subject of Human Trafficking. This report series will cover factors such as prevalence, need for services, the consequences of this type of victimization and on overview of Texas-based servi. . .

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