UA-174898256-1 Crimes Against Children Research Center


Bystander Behavior
Bullying, Peer and  Sibling
 Child Advocacy Centers

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
 Exposure to Domestic Violence
Firearm Violence
General Child Victimization
Hate and Bias Victimization
Impacts of Child Victimization
Kidnapping and Missing Children
Physical Abuse
Polyvictimization ACES (adverse childhood experiences)

Self-Directed Violence 

Sexual Abuse
Sexual and Gender Minority Youth

Technology/Internet Victimization

Trends in Child Victimization

First Youth Internet Safety Survey (YISS-1)


Ybarra, M.L. & Mitchell, K.J. (2005). Exposure to Internet pornography among children and adolescents: A National Survey. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 8(5), 473-486. (CV76)

Mitchell, K.J., Finkelhor, D., & Wolak, J. (2005). Protecting youth online: Family use of filtering and blocking software. Child Abuse & Neglect 29:753-765. (CV49)

Finkelhor, D., Mitchell, K.J., & Wolak, J. (2005). Online victimization: What youth tell us. In S.W. Cooper, R.J. Estes, A.P. Giardino, N.D. Kellogg, & V.I. Vieth (Eds.), Medical, legal, and social science aspects of child sexual exploitation: A comprehensive review of pornography, prostitution, and Internet crimes, Vol. 1 (pgs. 437-467). St. Louis, MO: GW Medical Publishing, Inc. (CV47)

Ybarra, M.L., Alexander, C., & Mitchell, K.J. (2005). Depressive symptomatology, youth Internet use, and online interactions: A national survey. Journal of Adolescent Health, 36(1), 9-18. (CV74)

Ybarra, M.L. & Mitchell, K.J. (2004). Youth engaging in online harassment: Associations with caregiver-child relationships, Internet use, and personal characteristics. Journal of Adolescence, 27(3), 319-336. (CV63)

Ybarra, M.L. & Mitchell, K.J. (2004). Online aggressors, victims, and aggressor/victims: A comparison of associated youth characteristics. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 45(7), 1308-1316. (CV75)

Mitchell, K.J., Finkelhor, D., & Wolak, J. (2004). Victimization of youths on the internet. In J.L. Mullings, J.W. Marquart & D.J. Hartley (Eds.) The Victimization of Children: Emerging Issues (pgs. 1-39). Haworth Press, Binghamton, NY. (CV90)

Mitchell, K.J., Finkelhor, D., & Wolak, J. (2003). Victimization of youth on the internet. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 8(1/2), 1-39. (CV89)

Mitchell, K.J., Finkelhor, D., & Wolak, J. (2003). The exposure of youth to unwanted sexual material on the internet: A national survey of risk, impact and prevention. Youth & Society, 34(3), 330-358. (CV43)

Wolak, J., Mitchell, K.J., and Finkelhor, D. (2003). Escaping or connecting? Characteristics of youth who form close online relationships. Journal of Adolescence, 26(1), 105-119. (CV51)

Wolak, J., Mitchell, K.J., and Finkelhor, D. (2002). Close online relationships in a national sample of adolescents: A description. Adolescence, 37(147), 441-456. (CV50)

Mitchell, K.J., Finkelhor, D., and Wolak, J. (2002). Youth online victimization. In David Levinson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Crime & Punishment, 3, 1109-1112. Newbury Park, CA: Berkshire Reference/Sage Publications. (CV48)

Mitchell, K.J., Finkelhor, D., and Wolak, J. (2001). Risk factors and impact of online sexual solicitation of youth. Journal of the American Medical Association, 285 (23), 1-4. (CV42)

Mitchell, K.J. (2001). Youth on the Internet: Who is at Risk? The LINK: The official newsletter of the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. (CV129)

Finkelhor, D., Mitchell, K.J., and Wolak, J. (2001). Highlights of the Youth Internet Safety Survey. Juvenile Justice Fact Sheet – FS200104 (pgs. 1-2). Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office. (CV46)

Finkelhor, D., Mitchell, K.J., & Wolak, J. (2000). Online victimization: A report on the nation’s youth. Alexandria, VA: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. (CV38)