Publications (2004-Present)

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Below are research reports produced by the West Virginia SAC from 2004-Present.  Reports from 1997-2003 are located in the Publication Archive.  A link to this archive is located at the bottom of this page.  A PDF viewer is required to view these reports.  If you do not have a compatible viewer, please click here to download.

We also have a list of the WVSAC Presentations.  To view this page, please click here.  A PDF viewer is required to view these reports.

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​Download ​Date of Report

Evidence-Based Offender Assessment: A Comparative Analysis of West Virginia and U.S. Risk Scores


October 2015​

​   September 2015
​Research Briefs ​Download ​Date of Report

The Predictive Utility of Risk and Needs Assessment

June 2015



Date of Report

Testing the Validity of Demonstrated Imputation Methods on Logitudinal NIBRS Data

​June 2014

​Improving State Capacity for Crime Reporting:  An Exploratory Analysis of Data Quality and Imputation Methods Using NIBRS Data

​January 2013


Assessing the Validity of Hate Crime Reporting: An Analysis of NIBRS Data


WV Traffic Stop Study: Final Report

  February 2009 
All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Deaths and
Injuries in WV: A Summary of
Surveillance and Data Sources
   February 2008
Gun Availability and Crime in West Virginia:
An Examination of NIBRS Data
Crime in WV Cities:  A Comparative Analysis
of Selected Population Groups and Victim Offender Relationships
   October 2007

Establishing the "Statistical Accuracy" of Uniform
Crime Reports (UCR) in WV

**Winner of the BJS/JRSA 2006 Phillip Hoke Award for Excellence in Analysis    

WV Criminal History Records Data Quality Review  
CriminalHistory2005  June

 Domestic Violence


Date of Report

Official Report of Domestic Violence Victimization in WV
Domestic Violence Report 2000-2005  May
STOP Violence Against Women:  Project
Evaluation FY 2004

STOP Evaluation FY 2004  December 2007 
Rural Domestic Violence & Child Victimization
Enforcement Program Project Evaluation 2002-2004
Rural VAWA 02-04   March


 Narcotic Arrests


Date of Report

Drug and Violent Crime Control Task Force Report
Drug and Violent Crime Control Task Force 03-04  September 2005 




Date of Report


Helping Others Pursue Excellence in Public Schools: Assessing the Impact of HOPE CDC's Mentoring Program


 October 2011

Helping Others Pursue Excellence in Public Schools: A Process Evaluation of HOPE CDC's Mentoring Program

**Winner of BJS/JRSA 2009 Phillip Hoke Award for Excellence in Analysis

    September 2008

 Violent Crime


Date of Report

Selected Findings from Gun Crime and Domestic
Violence Initiatives
 PSN: Gun Crime and DV Initiatives  July
Patterns of Violent Crime and
Weapon Use:  2000-2004
Patterns of Violent Crime and Weapon Use  April

 Adult Corrections


Date of Report

Recidivism by Direct Sentence Clients Released from Day Report Centers in 2011:  Predictors and Patterns over Time

​January 2016

WV Correctional Population Forecast: 2014-2024

​December 2015


​Predictors of Client Success in Day Report Centers:  Successful Program Completion and its Relationship to Recidivism


​June 2014

WV Correctional Population Forecast: 2012-2022

February 2013


WV Correctional Population Forecast:  2010-2020


 March 2011



Inmate Reentry and the Utility of the LSI-R in Case Planning





 Spring 2009


WV Correctional Population Forecast:


 Correctional Pop Forecast 07-17  December 2008
WV Correctional Population Forecast:
 Correctional Pop Forecast 05-15 December 2006
WV Correctional Population Forecast:
2005 Update
  Correctional Pop Forecast 05 Update February 2006
WV Correctional Population Forecast:
 Correctional Pop Forecast 04-14  February 2005

Publication Archive: 1997-2003


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