Victim Researcher Profile

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Frank Michael Afflitto

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STATE

Minnesota

INSTITUTION

Forced Criminality Research Initiative

TITLE

Dr.

EDUCATION

PhD

DISCIPLINE

Victimology

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

More than 20 years

BIO

Has worked with sexual and torture, missing persons and homicide violence survivor communities and relief agencies since 1980, including fieldwork in four international civil conflicts. Currently studying labor trafficking into forced criminality of vulnerable adults and efforts to address sexual violence in Minnesota's Native communities.

VICTIMIZATION FOCUS

Child Abuse and Sexual Abuse, Child Trafficking and Exploitation, Domestic and Family Violence, Drug-Related Victimization, Hate and Bias Crimes, Homicide Survivors/Co-victims, Terrorism and Mass Violence, Trafficking in Persons, Vicarious Trauma

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

American Indian and Alaska Native (tribal) victims, Male victims generally, Urban high crime neighborhood victims, Vulnerable adults

RESEARCH EXPERTISE

Community-based participatory research, Data collection, Descriptive studies, Ethnography, Needs assessment, Program evaluation, Qualitative studies, Quasi-experimental studies, Training and/or technical assistance, Innovative research

VICTIM RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Action research, Community-based participatory research, Data collection, Descriptive studies, Ethnography, Qualitative studies, Quantitative studies, Quasi-experimental studies, Training and/or technical assistance