Research and Evaluation Priorities

NIJ's work has expanded knowledge of all aspects of sexual violence prevention and response and identified several strategic research priorities. These priorities include:

Supporting research about:

  • The nature, incidence, and prevalence of sexual violence.
  • Sexual violence within diverse communities.
  • The nature, incidence and prevalence of sexual violence on college campuses.

Evaluating:

  • Sexual assault prevention programs.
  • Public policies that focus on sexual violence and sexually violent offenders.
  • System responses to sexual violence.
  • Use of technology and forensic science to respond to sexual violence.
Date Modified: October 26, 2010