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Project Title: Measuring Rape and Sexual Assault in Bureau of Justice Statistics Household Surveys

PIN: DBASSE-CNSTAT-11-01         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit:
Committee on National Statistics

House, Carol

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences

Measuring Rape and Sexual Assault in Bureau of Justice Statistics Household Surveys
December 10, 2012 - December 11, 2012
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Agnes E. Gaskin
Phone: 202-334-2240
Fax: 202-334-3751


Panel on Measuring Rape and Sexual Assault on BJS Household Surveys
4th Meeting of Panel
December 11, 2012
Keck Center - 500 F Street, NW
Room 205
Washington, DC 20001

December 11, 2012

10:15a.m.- 12:15 OPEN SESSION

Discussion with Westat and BJS about parallel project

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
William kalsbeek
Candace Kruttschnitt
Paul Biemer
John Boyle
Colin Loftin
Nora Cate Schaeffer
Ruth Peterson and Tom Smith

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
In the closed session on December 10-11, 2012, the panel discussed a list of six specific topics relevant to potential recommendations: survey structure; ways to increase privacy and confidentiality; improvements in modeling and estimation; the wording of questions; feedback to data users; and interviewer selection, training, and modeling. During an session open to the public, staff from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and Westat attended and updated the status of their pilot project to measure rape and sexual assault. The panel was able to ask them questions about their activities. Later in closed session, the panel discuss what they had learned from BJS and Westat, and how those conversation might affect issues the panel had been discussing. The panel also agreed to hold a 5th meeting on Feb 28 and March 1, 2013, to finalize their draft report.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: January 15, 2013