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Risk or vulnerability: red flags for intimate partner violence


Winter, R, Risk or vulnerability: red flags for intimate partner violence, Stop Domestic Violence Conference Proceedings, 5-7 December 2016, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 61-77. ISBN 978-1-922232-51-9 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The increase in focus on violence amongst current or former partners reveals a chronic problem characterised by a complex suite of individual indicators and social determinants. This paper examines the current thinking about risk factors for perpetrator escalation of intimate partner violence as well as looking at victim vulnerabilities which exacerbate the risk of lethal assault. As no individual factor can explain more than ten per cent of risk or vulnerability, we need to look at models which embrace complexity. I present a framework which identifies the combination of factors which present the likely catalysts for intimate partner homicide and discuss how this might be useful for screening and risk assessment.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:intimate partner violence, risk factors, vulnerability, victim, offender, family violence, criminal justice system
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Police administration, procedures and practice
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Families and family services
UTAS Author:Winter, R (Dr Romy Winter)
ID Code:114214
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-02-08
Last Modified:2018-03-21
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