Social & Education Policy

NSF Grant Funds Study of Women and Violent Crime

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Karen Heimer, Director of the Social Science Research Program at the PPC, and Professor Janet Lauritsen, from the University of Missouri - St. Louis, have been awarded a research grant from the National Science Foundation. The project, jointly funded by NSF’s Law and Social Sciences and Sociology programs, will analyze how the exposure of minorities and women to violent criminal victimization has changed in the United States over time, from 1973 through 2008. The project will combine individual-level data from more than 6.5 million interviews in the National Crime Survey and its successor, the National Crime Victimization Survey.