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NCJ Number: 210822 Find in a Library
Title: Domestic Violence and Repeat Victimization
Journal: International Review of Victimology  Volume:12  Issue:1  Dated:2005  Pages:51-74
Author(s): Maxwell McLean
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 24
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Utilizing a case study of a woman repeatedly victimized and murdered by her intimate partner, this paper attempts to show that domestic violence is the most prevalent repeated criminal offense in the history of the United Kingdom.
Abstract: In investigating and managing domestic violence cases, the challenge faced is to create an environment where concerns can be shared among agencies while retaining respect for the individual. By agencies sharing information openly and honestly about women at risk, a process is created by which repeat offenders and victims can be effectively identified. This structured process or intervention has significant potential if transferred to the investigation of domestic violence. To stress the need of such a process, the author utilizes the story of a woman in England who was murdered as a result of repeat victimization and domestic violence; a tragic case of agencies’ failure to share information. However, this paper begins by first seeking to establish domestic violence as the most prevalent repeated criminal offense of the United Kingdom’s time. It provides an overview of the nature of the domestic violence problem, the challenges facing the government in effective intervention, an overview of the Repeat Victimization Methodology implemented in Killingbeck Division in Leeds, lessons learned from reviewing domestic homicide cases, and the development of standards in police response and investigation of domestic violence incidents. Figures, references
Main Term(s): Multiple victimization
Index Term(s): Crime patterns; Crime prediction; United Kingdom (UK); Victimization; Victimization risk; Victimology; Victims of Crime; Victims of violent crime
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