Screening and assessment of crime victimization and its effects


  • Rochelle F. Hanson,

    Corresponding author
    1. Medical University of South Carolina
    Current affiliation:
    1. Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    • 67 President Street, MSC 861, Charleston, South Carolina 29425
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Shannon Self-Brown

    1. Georgia State University
    Current affiliation:
    1. Georgia State University, Institute of Public Health
    Search for more papers by this author


The authors provide a review of tools used to screen and assess history and mental health consequences of adult crime victimization. These measures can be utilized across a broad range of settings that may serve crime victims, including venues for first response (e.g., law enforcement offices or emergency departments), primary medical care, or mental health treatment facilities, regardless of whether or not the crime was reported. The authors conclude with a discussion on limitations in the field and directions for future research.