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Domestic Homicides and Death Reviews

An International Perspective

Editors: Dawson, Myrna (Ed.)

  • Analyses the efficacy of both current and developing prevention initiatives for domestic violence fatalities
  • Discusses procedure for intervention strategies and how these differ between developed and developing countries
  • Assesses the range of different factors which lead to domestic violence deaths
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This edited collection highlights international research on domestic homicides and death reviews which are a rapidly growing intervention/prevention initiative in various countries. Chapters focus on: the impetus for the international development of such initiatives, the identification of risk factors and recommendations for improving systemic responses, the uptake and impact of these recommendations and, finally, the social and public policy implications of outcomes for developed and developing countries. Despite rapid growth, the current state of research and knowledge about domestic violence death review initiatives is limited, fragmented, and primarily descriptive, largely comprising annual public reports. The authors of this book bridge this significant gap by analysing the wide range of models currently in development and operation. A bold and important examination, this work will have a powerful impact on policy makers and scholars of social science theory, women's studies, and domestic violence.

About the authors

Myrna Dawson is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Public Policy in Criminal Justice, University of Guelph, Director of the Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence, and Co-Director of the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative. 

Reviews

“Domestic violence death review teams have surfaced around the world with an important focus on understanding why domestic violence homicides occur and what can be done to prevent their occurrence in the future.
This comprehensive resource is essential reading for serious scholars, students, advocates, and concerned citizens alike with an interest in understanding domestic homicide and the essential role of death review teams in fostering greater opportunities for prevention. The book provides the most comprehensive and current knowledge and learnings regarding the evolution of domestic homicide death review teams, the range of challenges that have been faced, as well as the scale and scope for having real impact for victims and their families.
This important book captures the international knowledge and experiences required for confronting the barriers and obstacles that restrict the impact of death review teams.  Significantly, this book illustrates the pathways required for saving lives.” (Professor Paul Mazerolle, Pro Vice Chancellor, Arts, Education and Law, Griffith University, Australia)

“This is an important book for anyone concerned with policy and practice relevant to addressing domestic violence.  Homicide is arguably the most devastating of the many impacts of domestic violence.  It is particularly disturbing that so many domestic violence homicides occur, yet most are predictable and, therefore, preventable.  In this first international comparison of domestic violence death review processes, this book draws on extensive expertise in this highly specialised field, through its editors and its contributors—many of them renowned domestic violence scholars.  It includes a range of critical perspectives, with discussion focussed on the role of family members in death review processes, children killed in the context of domestic violence, and Indigenous populations and the death review process.  The book also provides an honest account of the challenges faced by death review committees, such as defining domestic violent related homicides, and the implications of these challenges for policy analysis.” (Dr Heather Nancarrow, Chief Executive Officer, Anrows, Australia)

“This book is a “must read” for researchers and practitioners working  in the field of domestic violence.  The collection of international  articles on the composition, process and impact of death reviews provides readers with a critical road map to key developments and ongoing challenges in confronting the high toll of domestic homicides around the world.” (Jane Ursel, Professor of Sociology  University of Manitoba)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56276-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56275-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Domestic Homicides and Death Reviews
Book Subtitle
An International Perspective
Editors
  • Myrna Dawson
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56276-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56276-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56275-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 408
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
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