BJS Releases Campus Climate Survey Validation Study Final Technical Report

Jan 20, 2016, 10:39 ET from Bureau of Justice Statistics

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Campus Climate Survey Validation Study Final Technical Report, which presents the results of a nine-school pilot test conducted to develop a campus climate survey that collects school-level data on sexual victimization of undergraduate students.

The report describes the development of the survey instrument and procedures for data collection, nonresponse bias analysis, weighting, and validity assessment. It presents estimates for each school on the prevalence and incidence of sexual assault, rape, and sexual battery during the 2014‒15 academic year, as well as characteristics of the victims and incidents. It also provides estimates of the prevalence of sexual assault among students since entering college and during their lifetime. In addition, the report examines the relationship between measures of campus climate and rates of sexual victimization.

TITLE: Campus Climate Survey Validation Study Final Technical Report
(NCJ 249545)

AUTHORS: Christopher Krebs, Christine Lindquist, Marcus Berzofsky, Bonnie Shook-Sa, Kimberly Peterson, RTI International
Michael Planty, Lynn Langton, and Jessica Stroop, BJS Statisticians


The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at


SOURCE Bureau of Justice Statistics