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You are invited to be in a research study assessing homicide prevention within the Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, and Ally community.

Take the survey here.

Background Information

The purpose of this survey is to determine prevalence of various risk and protective factors for LGBT homicide and other forms of violence. The questions are from the prospective of both victimization and offending. In addition, various demographic questions are used to situate your answers.

Risks and Benefits of Being in the Study

The study has the following risks: First, you will be asked to include personal demographic information. Second, personal feelings and opinions will be recorded for study purposes. The benefits of participation are: helping the Center for Homicide Research assess risk factors for LGBT homicide and possible ways to prevent it. Another benefit is a better understanding of the effect of homicide on the community.


Information recoded within the survey will be used for study purposes only. No names will appear on the survey form. No names or personal identifiers will occur in the final publication of survey results.

Voluntary Nature of the Study

Your decision whether or not to participate will not affect your current or future relations with the Center for Homicide Research. The Center for Homicide Research is a unique, volunteer-driven, non-profit organization addressing the issue of homicide in minority and disenfranchised communities. The mission of the Center for Homicide Research is to promote greater knowledge and understanding of the unique nature of homicide through sound empirical research, critical analysis, and effective community partnerships.

Contacts and Questions

The researchers conducting this survey are student researchers from the Center for Homicide Research.
If you have questions, you may contact the researchers at 612-331-4820. If you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw at any time without affecting those relationships.

Take the survey here.


The Center for Homicide Research offers one of the finest internship programs in the United States. Distanced-based electronic internships begin in Fall of 2020. Qualifying students come from undergraduate, graduate and law schools.

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