Executive Summary

Imagine this scenario: You have been hired by the National Center for Victims of Crime to prepare an Executive Summary on the many impacts of crime victimization. The Executive Summary will be distributed to every state’s office of victim services to inform their planning for victim’s services.


Research via the Walden Library and the Internet to find three scholarly resources that focus on crime and victimization, specifically statistics of major crimes. Visit the National Center for Victims of Crime website listed in this module’s Learning Resources.

Using the Walden Writing Center “Basics Executive Summaries” as a guide, write a 5- to 6-pageExecutive Summary in which you complete the following:

  • Provide an overview of crime and victimization in the United States and include current statistics of at least three major crimes (UCR Part I Crimes).
  • Identify and describe three direct impacts of crime on victims and their families. Discuss whether these are short or long-term impacts.
  • Explain which crimes have higher reporting rates and which crimes have lower reporting rates.
  • Identify methods for improving rates of reporting for underreported crimes.
  • Discuss how using statistics and improving reporting rates can lead to social change.



Book Excerpts

Daigle, L. E. (2018). Victimology (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.

Victimology, 2nd Edition by Daigle, L.E. Copyright 2018 by Sage College. Reprinted by permission of Sage College via the Copyright Clearance Center.



Dredge, R., Gleeson, J., & Garcia, X. (2015). The development and validation of the Social Networking Experiences Questionnaire: A measure of adolescent cyberbullying and its impact. Violence and Victims, 30(5), 798–812.
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Englebrecht, C., Mason, D. T., & Adams, M. J. (2014). The experiences of homicide victims’ families with the criminal justice system: An exploratory study. Violence and Victims, 29(3), 407–421.
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Ferrão, M. C., & Gonçalves, G. (2015). Rape crimes reviewed: The role of observer variables in female victim blaming. Psychological Thought, 8(1), 47–67.
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

McGovern, D. (2013). The therapeutic potential of victim impact statements for sexual violence. Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand, 5(2), 21–30.
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Victim Support (2014, December 9). Suffering in silence: Children and unreported crime. Retrieved from https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/sites/default/fil…


Cudy, A. (2018, January 17). Brussels exhibition shows ‘no outfit prevents rape.’ Retrieved April 17, 2018, from http://www.euronews.com/2018/01/17/brussels-recrea…

News.com.au. (2017, October 22). Woman who was gang raped as a teenager calls to stop victim blaming. Retrieved April 17, 2018, from http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/current-af…

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Common assignments: Executive summaries. Retrieved March 13, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/a…

National Center for Victims of Crime. (2012). Retrieved March 13, 2018, from http://victimsofcrime.org/home

National Center for Victims of Crime. (n.d.). Child sexual abuse statistics. Retrieved April 17, 2018, from http://victimsofcrime.org/media/reporting-on-child…


TEDx. (2015, September). Why women stay silent after sexual assault[Video file]. Retrieved fromhttps://www.ted.com/talks/ines_hercovich_why_women…

Optional Resources

Good Morning Britain. (2017, April 25). Judge’s rape comments spark outrage and accusations of ‘victim-blaming’: Good Morning Britain[Video file]. Retrieved from .

The Spinoff. (2017, May 1). New Zealand rape survivors—In their own words [Video file]. Retrieved from



Last Updated on March 26, 2021