2020 - 2022
The Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative is a sub-contractor collaborating with the Police Executive Research Forum on a comprehensive review of the Austin Police Department’s handling of sexual assault cases.
Ongoing since 2015
This initiative is designed to conduct and disseminate research that meaningfully addresses the causes and consequences of gender-based violence and the social, health and justice system responses to violent crime and victimization.
1994 - 1997
This research looked at longitudinal data about adult memories of abuse-related traumas from childhood. Findings from this project can be used to design interventions for and promote the health and wellbeing of victims of childhood sexual abuse and violence.
Completed in 1998
This study examined the ways in which physical and/or sexual violence within a family affects the individual, the family unit, and the community. The project focused on prevention programs and policies in order to better understand the varied outcomes of family violence.
1998 - 2004
This longitudinal study examined family violence within the Navy and was designed to help Navy leaders develop their family advocacy program.
2016 - 2019
This study documented the landscape of U.S. college and university approaches to investigations and adjudication of sexual assault.
2013 - 2019
This project was a supplement to the Sexual Violence Case Attrition Project with a specific focus to examine in greater detail the impact of sexual assault forensic testing (rape kits) on key decision points and outcomes.
2013 - 2019
This study investigated why and when sexual assault cases "fall out" of the criminal justice system.
2014 - 2019
This was a collaborative research project designed to increase knowledge of the criminal prosecution of child sexual abuse cases, the characteristics of cases that go forward to prosecution, and the factors associated with case attrition.