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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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The Crime Victims' Institute has been conducting research and providing training on victimization-related issues for nearly 25 years.
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. . .
CVI is producing a series of reports on stalking, which involves deliberate, repeated, unwanted, and fear-inducing acts on the part of one person toward another, usually in a relationship context of some kind. The second report in the series addresse. . .
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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