Crimes against Children Research Center
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Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) provides high quality research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners. 


Mitchell, K.J., Gewirtz-Meydan, A., Finkelhor, D. et al. The mental health of officials who regularly examine child sexual abuse material: strategies ... Learn More
David Finkelhor, Samantha Sutton, Heather Turner & Deirdre Colburn
(08 Mar 2024): How Risky is Online Sexting by Minors?, Journal of Child ... Learn More

Current Projects

The Second Youth Internet Safety Survey (YISS-2) was conducted in 2005 and designed to update and expand upon the previous Youth Internet Safety Surve... Learn More
These are two related projects. The first, the Second National Juvenile Online Victimization Study (N-JOV2) is funded by the Department of Justice, Of... Learn More
This project aims to help reduce youth risk of victimization through technology use (i.e., Internet, text messaging, webcams). It will survey a natio... Learn More
This study is designed to help law enforcement combat technology-facilitated child exploitation crimes. It will gather detailed national data on a num... Learn More
Because of contextual factors such as prejudice and social isolation, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth consistently report victimi... Learn More