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Special Collection
January 2016

Intimate Partner Homicide Prevention

Author(s): Patty Branco, Casey Keene
This Special Collection explores the most tragic consequence of domestic violence and offers a variety of tools and information towards its prevention.

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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
May 2017

Pennsylvania Crime Code: Strangulation

Research into domestic violence fatalities shows that an abuser’s attempt to strangle the victim can be a dramatic predictor of future lethality in intimate partner violence cases. Section 2718 amends Title 18 of the Pennsylvania crimes code and allows defendants to be charged with the crime of strangulation - as well as felony charges in domestic violence cases.
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  • General Material
March 2017

Georgia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project 2016: 13th Annual Report

This report by the Georgia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project takes a closer look at the suicide-homicide connection. Perpetrators attempted or completed suicide in 38% of cases reviewed by the Project and 37% of perpetrators had threatened or attempted suicide in incidents that occurred prior to the homicide.
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  • General Material
September 2016

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2014 Homicide Data

The study covers homicides involving one female murder victim and one male offender, and uses data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Supplementary Homicide Report.
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  • General Material
January 2016

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Intimate Partner Violence

This report contains detailed demographic data on survivors and victims of violence, information on abusive partners, and data on police, medical, and other direct service responses to LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors.
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  • General Material
October 2015

American Roulette: Murder-Suicide in the United States, Fifth Edition

This is the fifth edition of the VPC’s American Roulette: Murder-Suicide in the United States. The study analyzes news reports of murder-suicides for the six-month period January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014. To the VPC’s knowledge, it is the largest and most comprehensive analysis available on murder-suicide in the United States.
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  • General Material
October 2015

Not One More: A Report of Domestic Violence Homicides in Massachusetts from 2003 to 2012

Author(s): Mary Gilfus
This report studies domestic violence homicides in Massachusetts during a ten-year period.
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  • General Material
September 2015

Accounting for Risk and Danger Practice Checklists: Coordinating Risk Assessment in Domestic Violence Cases

Author(s): Connie Sponsler-Garcia
These checklists are intended to help jurisdictions ensure that their criminal justice responses identify and address potential risks to victims, based on sound research on risk factors associated with IPV.
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  • General Material
May 2015

LAP Info Packet and FAQ

The LAP is a multi-pronged intervention that consists of a standardized, evidence-based lethality assessment instrument and accompanying referral protocol that helps first responders make a differentiated response that is tailored to the unique circumstances of High-Danger victims.
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  • General Material
January 2015

Georgia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project: 12th Annual Report

Author(s): Jenny Aszman, Taylor Thompson Tabb
This report provides data findings and recommendations from community reviews of domestic violence homicides in Georgia.
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  • General Material
January 2015

Georgia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project: 12th Annual Report

This Report features the story of Trisha, a young woman who lost her mother to domestic violence homicide at the tender age of 14.
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  • General Material
January 2015

2014 Femicide Report

The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women publishes The Femicide Report, a report on women and children murdered in Minnesota, to educate the public about the lethality of domestic violence and child abuse.