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Crime Victimization

The West Virginia Community Quality of Life Survey (WVCQL) was launched during the summer of 2016. It is a telephone survey sponsored by the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services (WVDJCS) and designed and implemented by researchers at the Research Center on Violence (RCV) at West Virginia University (WVU). The WVCQL survey is the state’s first attempt to assess rates of crime victimization outside of official police statistics. The WVCQL survey was developed in collaboration with other stake holders and now includes a broad array of items related to crime, fear of crime and the overall quality of life in West Virginia communities. 

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What's Happening at the Center?

  • West Virginia Quality of Life Survey Reports  
  • WVU Campus Climate Survey
  • Consider Before Consuming Podcast 
  • Clothesline Project

  • American Society of Criminology 
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 
  • Monash University 
  • U.S Naval Academy 
  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 
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Check out this podcast episode with our Center Director!


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Recent Publications from our Executive Board

Woman Abuse in Rural Places
Book cover for contemporary critical criminology. There is a shadow of a person on a brick path.
Cover of Policing in an Age of Reform


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