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  NCJ Number: NCJ 184570     Find in a Library
  Title: Next Millennium Conference: Ending Domestic Violence; Femicide and Fatality Review
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Jacquelyn Campbell ; Carolyn Block ; Robin Thompson
  Corporate Author: Vickii Coffey & Associates, Inc
United States of America
  Date Published: 08/1999
  Page Count: 45
  Annotation: Three conference speakers review the findings of various studies on femicide (killing of a woman) by a male intimate and implications for fatality review, i.e., a risk assessment for femicide in a domestic violence case.
  Abstract: Jacquelyn Campbell, from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and a member of the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International, provides an overview of some of the research on femicide. This overview includes a comparison of intimate-partner femicide with femicides outside of an intimate partnership. Victim characteristics in each type of femicide are addressed. Also considered is the recent decrease in femicides by intimate partners among African-Americans and possible explanations for it. Data issues of femicide research are addressed as well. Other issues considered by Campbell are femicides-suicides, the impact of femicide on the victim's children, and procedures for determining risk factors for lethality in domestic violence cases. Carolyn Block reviews findings on domestic violence in the Chicago Women's Health Study and their implications for preventing homicide in domestic violence situations. This involves comparing intimate partner violence situations that end in homicide and those that do not. The methodology used to determine this in the Chicago Women's Health Study is explained. Robin Thompson, former executive director for the Governor's Domestic Violence Task Force in Florida, describes how various research findings on domestic homicide have been applied in Florida. Efforts in Florida include the use of fatality reviews in four cities around the State. Findings of fatality reviews are being use in planning responses to particular cases of domestic violence and in developing general policies for responding to domestic violence.
  Main Term(s): Female victims
  Index Term(s): Domestic assault ; Risk management ; Domestic violence causes ; Domestic assault prevention ; Victimization risk ; Femicide ; NIJ grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 1999-WT-VX-0002
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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  Type: Issue Overview
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Proceedings of the Next Millennium Conference, Ending Domestic Violence
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