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Until death do they part: preventing intimate partner homicide

Dixon, Louise and Graham-Kevan, Nicola (2011) Until death do they part: preventing intimate partner homicide. The Psychologist, 24 (11). pp. 820-823.

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Just under one quarter of all homicide victims in England and Wales were killed by an intimate partner in the year 2008/9, according to Home Office statistics. In the aftermath of such fatalities, where the offender was clearly well known to the victim, questions are often raised about whether the attack could have been foreseen and whether services had failed the victim in not preventing the sometimes seemingly inevitable event. This article considers how psychological theory and research can lend itself to the prevention of serious and fatal intimate partner violence and looks at the current state of practice in this domain.

Type of Work:Article
Date:November 2011 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
Department:School of Psychology
Subjects:BF Psychology
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:British Psychological Association
ID Code:1286
Refereed:YES
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