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Victims & Victimization

Health & Mental Health

After a crime occurs, victims may suffer from a range of physical and mental health issues. Beyond recovering from physical trauma directly resulting from a violent crime, a victim may suffer from other physical symptoms such as insomnia, appetite disturbance, lethargy, headaches, muscle tension, nausea, and decreased libido. Some types of mental health issues that may occur include post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, depression, substance abuse, panic, and social withdrawal.


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OJP Publications

Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work in Criminal Justice? A New Analysis From, NIJ, May 2016

After Rescue: Evaluation of Strategies To Stabilize and Integrate Adult Survivors of Human Trafficking to the United States, NIJ-Sponsored, February 2016

Notifying Sexual Assault Victims After Testing Evidence, NIJ,OVC, January 2016

Age-Graded Consequences of Victimization, NIJ-Sponsored, May 2015

Addressing the Impact of Wrongful Convictions on Crime Victims, NIJ, October 2014

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Questions and Answers

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
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How can I learn about effective victim service programs?
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Is technical assistance available for the implementation of the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) Protocol?
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