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NCJ Number: NCJ 241691     Find in a Library
Title: Economic Costs of Partner Violence and the Cost-Benefit of Civil Protective Orders
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:27  Issue:6  Dated:April 2012  Pages:1137 to 1154
Author(s): T.K. Logan, Ph.D. ; Robert Walker, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. ; William Hoyt, Ph.D.
Date Published: 04/2012
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2005-WG-BX-0008
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study is one of the first to examine a wide range of economic costs of partner violence and to examine the economic costs and cost-benefits of civil protective orders.
Abstract: Partner violence affects a significant number of women and their children each year. Estimates of the economic costs of partner violence are substantial. However, most estimates of the costs of partner violence are made at the aggregate level rather than the individual level. Estimating costs at the individual level allows for a wider range of costs of partner violence to be considered. This study is one of the first to examine a wide range of economic costs of partner violence and to examine the economic costs and cost-benefits of civil protective orders. Overall, including changes in quality of life, protective orders were estimated to have saved taxpayers in one small State US$85 million in a 1-year period. More generally, this study provides a framework to address more specific complexities associated with cost-benefit analyses of partner violence and the impact of justice system interventions. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Economic analysis ; Legal remedies for battered women ; Restraining orders ; Children of battered women ; NIJ grant-related documents
   
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