Online course: How to implement a Crime Victimization Survey
Course aimed for officials within national statistical systems responsible for producing statistical data on crime, justice, victimization and security, which will help to understand the methodological characteristics of each of the phases of a crime victimization survey and which promotes the quality and comparability of information at regional and global levels, based on international standards.
Next call for applications
The next edition of the online course is scheduled for 2022. The call for applications opens 60 days before the start of the course.
The participant will understand the methodological characteristics of each of the phases of the design and implementation process of a victimization survey in order to design projects for the execution or improvement of surveys that promote the quality and comparability of the information generated on this topic at a regional and global level, based on international standards.
Officials within national statistical systems responsible for producing statistical data on crime, justice, victimization and security.
This course is taught in the form of an online course with the support of a tutor. The course consists of 10 modules distributed in 8 weeks with an estimated daily dedication of 2 hours considering only working days. The learning activities include individual work and participation in forums to share experiences and points of view. The course requires a total of 32 activities to be carried out, of which 18 have a specific weight for the final grade. The minimum passing grade is 70 out of 100.
The course evaluation is carried out by the tutor on the basis of delivered homework and by means of previously established performance criteria. The aim of the evaluation is to provide effective feedback that promotes meaningful learning.
This course is guided and accompanied by several experts in victimization surveys (tutors) and an expert coordinator of the learning platform. A tutor is a professional with extensive knowledge and experience in the field of victimization surveys; he or she is the person with whom you will have direct contact and is the person with whom participants should contact to hand in their activities and to resolve doubts related to the subject matter of the course. The expert coordinator of the learning platform is the indicated person to ask for technological guidance for the LSM management and the learning resources
It is important to remember that your computer must have Internet Explorer 7 or later to access INEGI’s Integrated Training System (SICAP, for its acronym in Spanish), as the course can only be accessed through this browser. A word processor such as Microsoft Word or Writer from the OpenOffice package and a PDF reader such as Acrobat Reader are also required.
Introduction. Getting to know the course and the group
Module 1. Production of crime and criminal justice information
Module 2. What is a Crime Victimization Survey (CVS) and its uses
Module 3. Planning and implementing a CVS
Module 4. Getting the relevant stakeholders on-board
Module 5. Questionnaire design and primary topics of a CVS
Module 6. Crime screening and other methodological issues
Module 7. Sampling
Module 8. Fieldwork and quality control
Module 9. Data processing
Module 10. Data analysis and dissemination
Closure and course evaluation