RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS TO HELP IMPROVE POLICE RESPONSE

Every 107 seconds, another American is sexually assaulted, and only about 30% of assaults are reported to police, leaving many perpetrators on the streets.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting research with sexual assault survivors about their decision to report their assault to the police (or not) to develop training for police officers to improve the experiences of survivors who report to the police. This is an opportunity for you to help improve the experiences of survivors who report to the police.

If you are a survivor and are 18 years of age or older, we would like to talk to you about your experience, recovery, and decision to report to the police or not. If you did report to the police, we would like to hear about your experience with the officer(s) who worked on your case.

Research participation is confidential. No individuals outside of the UIC research team will know your answers. Your identity will not be revealed in any reports written about the study.

Research participation includes a one-on-one, confidential 1-hour interview with a female researcher at a time and location that is safe and convenient to you AND/OR participation in a 20-25 minute survey about your experience.

If you would like to participate in this survey, please click here.

If you would like to participate in an interview or have questions, please contact Katherine Lorenz at 312-413-5893 or kloren5@uic.edu

This research is being conducted at the Center for Excellence at the University of Illinois at Chicago under the direction of Katherine Lorenz, Department of Criminology, 1007 W. Harrison Street, Chicago IL 60607. Protocol #2014-0122