What is it about?
Intimate partner violence used to be considered a private, domestic affair. Offenders were thought to limit their violence and criminal behavior to the home. We have shown that a broad range of criminal offenses are committed by a majority of men prior to a police report of intimate partner violence. A tool for identifying the risk of future violence against an intimate partner (the ODARA) also predicted a variety of subsequent nondomestic crimes.
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Why is it important?
Intimate partner violence offenders might not be as different from other offenders as once thought. The majority of those reported to police commit other crimes and fit a generally antisocial profile.
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This page is a summary of: Non-Specialization of Criminal Careers Among Intimate Partner Violence Offenders, Criminal Justice and Behavior, July 2016, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0093854816637886.
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Domestic Violence Risk Assessment Research Lab
This lab studies risk factors and risk management approaches for domestic violence (intimate partner violence), including the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) and other tools.
Free online training in the ODARA for professionals responding to domestic violence
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