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NCJ Number: 182771 Find in a Library
Title: Reducing Domestic Violence...What Works?
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
Research, Development and Statistics Directorate
United Ki
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 48
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
London, SW1H 9HD, England
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
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This packet presents "Briefing Notes" that summarize the results of the Home Office's (Great Britain) Policing and Reducing Crime Unit's examination of what works in addressing domestic violence.
Abstract: The study began in the spring of 1999. The Home Office definition of "domestic violence" is "any violence between current or former partners in an intimate relationship, wherever and whenever it occurs." The violence may include physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, or financial abuse. One of the Briefing Notes focuses on the assessment and management of the risk of domestic violence. This includes a review of the extent of domestic violence and the risk factors for women associated with the onset of domestic violence. Another Note considers the use of the criminal law in reducing domestic violence; it addresses recent efforts to improve the protection of victims of domestic violence through legislation, notably the Protection from Harassment Act of 1997. A third Briefing Note summarizes research that examined the civil remedies currently available to protect women and children from domestic violence, along with the effectiveness of these remedies. Other Briefing Notes provided in the packet summarize research on the policing of domestic violence, accommodation provision, health services, multiagency efforts in addressing domestic violence, outreach and advocacy approaches, women survivors' views, meeting children's needs, perpetrator programs, and monitoring costs and evaluating needs.
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Abusing spouses; Domestic assault; Domestic assault arrest policies; Domestic assault prevention; Foreign criminal justice research; Offense statistics; Spouse abuse causes; Spouse abuse detection; Spouse abuse treatment programs
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