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Title: Risk factors for intimate partner homicide
Authors: Wiltsey, Michael T.
Keywords: Clinical psychology;Family violence;Homicide--Psychological aspects
Issue Date: 7-Mar-2008
Abstract: The current study examined the following risk factors identified by Campbell et al. (2003) as the factors most informative in identifying victims of intimate partner violence at the greatest risk for homicide in the health care and other systems: suspect unemployed; victim having a child in the home from a previous sexual partner; separation after living together; prior threats with a weapon; abuser access to a gun; and prior threats to kill. A total of 32 intimate partner homicide cases and 77 intimate partner violence aggravated assault cases from the years of 1985 through 2005 were reviewed. Results of a logistic regression analysis revealed support for discrimination between groups based upon a final model consisting of the following two risk factors: separation after living together and abuser access to gun. This finding confirmed previous findings that these two factors are among the three risk factors with the strongest empirical support in the literature (Campbell, Sharps, & Glass, 2001).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/2713
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