public policy

Improving Victim Engagement and Officer Response in Rape Investigations

The initial interaction between rape victims and police affects how cases progress through the criminal justice system. In one US state capitol, the police agency determined its initial response to rape victims was sub-par. Victim engagement was low, …

Public Policy Data Sources

General Data Sources The questions posed in public policy research are astoundingly varied. Crime, medicine, environmental, and political questions are all valid domains. Given that variety, it is no surprise that the data sources tapped by public policy scholars are similarly varied.