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NCJ Number: NCJ 214646     Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Violence Reported by Correctional Authorities, 2005
Series: BJS Special Reports
Author(s): Allen J. Beck Ph.D. ; Paige M. Harrison
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 07/2006
Page Count: 34
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Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents data from the Survey on Sexual Violence, 2005, an administrative records collection of incidents of inmate-on-inmate and staff-on-inmate sexual violence reported to correctional authorities.
Abstract: The report provides counts of sexual violence, by type, for adult prisons, jails, and other adult correctional facilities. The report provides an in-depth analysis of substantiated incidents, including where the incidents occur, time of day, number and characteristics of victims and perpetrators, nature of the injuries, impact on the victims, and sanctions imposed on the perpetrators. The appendix tables include counts of sexual violence, by type, for all State systems, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and all sampled jail jurisdictions. The report also includes an update on BJS activities related to implementation of the data collections required under the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-79). Highlights of the report include: (1) correctional authorities substantiated 885 incidents of sexual violence in 2005, 15 percent of completed investigations; (2) 38 percent of allegations involved staff sexual misconduct, 35 percent inmate-on-inmate nonconsensual sexual acts, 17 percent staff sexual harassment, and 10 percent inmate-on-inmate abusive sexual contact; and (3) half of inmate-on-inmate sexual violence involved physical force or threat of force. Tables and appendixes
Main Term(s): Sexual assault statistics
Index Term(s): Violence ; Inmate statistics ; Corrections statistics ; Inmate staff relations ; Sexual assault ; Sexual assault victims ; Prisoner sexual assault ; Institutional violence
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