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NCJ Number: 160311 Find in a Library
Title: Preventing Repeated Domestic Violence: A Demonstration Project on Merseyside
Author(s): S Lloyd; G Farrell; K Pease
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
London, SW1H 9HD, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-85893-139-8
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
Research, Development and Statistics Directorate
Clive House, Room 415
Petty France
London, SW1H 9HD,
United Kingdom
Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: An innovative project in Merseyside, England, to prevent domestic violence showed that women were repeatedly victimized and that second and subsequent attacks were often carried out fairly soon after the initial incident.
Abstract: The project was conducted in a single police beat which had a particularly high violent crime rate. Analysis was based on 1,261 domestic violence incidents between February 1989 and March 1991. The time course of repeated domestic violence incidents was assessed, and domestic violence prevention strategies were identified. In particular, the following domestic violence prevention measures were evaluated: quick response pendant alarms, early warning database, more complete transfer of injunction details from courts to police, support and information for domestic violence victims, and heightened awareness of domestic violence. A rapid response system was developed that involved computer-assisted information for police officers who were dispatched in response to domestic violence calls. This period of concentrated police attention allowed time for the development of domestic violence prevention packages tailored to individual victim circumstances. Cost data on the domestic violence demonstration project in Merseyside are provided. 26 references, 4 tables, and 2 figures
Main Term(s): Victims in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Abused women; Computer aided operations; Crime in foreign countries; Domestic assault prevention; Female victims; Foreign crime prevention; Foreign police; Victims of violent crime; Violence prevention; Violent crimes
Note: Crime Prevention Unit Paper No. 49
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