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Title: An exploration of domestic abuse risk assessment : critical examination of the literature, prediction, and impact of harm
Author: Hughes, Susannah
ISNI:       0000 0004 5362 532X
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 2014
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The focus of this thesis concerns prediction of domestic abuse and the impact of harm. Chapters of the thesis include: (1) a literature review following a systematic approach, (2) an empirical research project, (3) a case study, and (4) a critique of a psychometric. The literature review follows a systematic approach examining risk factors associated with domestic homicide. The purpose of the review was to identify the quality of existing literature in this area. The review in particular demonstrates a need for more consistent methods of deriving risk factors examined and a need for greater consistency as well as diversity among control groups. For example, risk items were found to vary with regard to samples (e.g. men versus women or convicted versus charged), outcomes (e.g. dead versus seriously injured versus assaulted) and variables examined (e.g. demographic versus relational/interpersonal). The review calls for a greater number of studies that compare risk factors for varying degrees and nature of harm. For example, investigation into what distinguishes intimate partner violence from intimate partner homicide. Many reviewers have debated this issue; however, fewer empirical studies have tested it (Wiltsey, 2008).
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Foren.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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