Preventing Domestic Homicides: Lessons Learned from Tragedies focuses on the diverse nature of domestic homicides and what has been learned about the most effective prevention strategies from emerging research and the work of domestic violence death review committees in Canada, the US, the UK, NZ and AU. Each chapter focuses on different populations-specifically older women, youth dating relationships, indigenous women, immigrant and refugee populations, rural/remote communities, same-sex relationships, homicides with police & military, domestic homicide in the workplace, and children killed in the context of domestic violence. Topics cover current research, risk factors, and include case studies from domestic homicide review committees.
Cases are summarized regarding major themes and recommendations, such as public awareness, professional training, risk assessment, intervention and collaboration amongst service systems. Written for academic and domestic violence researchers in sociology, criminology, psychology and psychiatry by global contributors with on-the-ground domestic homicide experience.
- Focuses on the diverse nature of domestic homicides from emerging research around the world
- Includes coverage on marginalized populations, children witnessing intimate partner violence, elder abuse, LGBTQ abuse and intimate partner violence, to name a few
- Includes actual global case studies written by contributors with on-the-ground case review experience
2. Domestic Homicide of Older Women
3. Domestic Homicides in Rural Communities
4. Domestic Homicides with LGBTQ2 Communities
5. Domestic Homicides in Teens and Young Adult Dating Relationships
6. Domestic Homicides in Immigrant and Refugee Communities
7. Domestic Homicides and Mental Health Disorders / Addictions
8. Child Homicides in the Context of Domestic Violence
9. Domestic Homicides with Police and Military
10. Domestic Homicide and the Workplace
11. Domestic Homicide within Indigenous Communities
12. Conclusions and Future Directions on Promoting Homicide Prevention in Diverse Populations
Dr. Peter Jaffe is a psychologist and Professor in the Faculty of Education at Western University and the Academic Director of the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children. He is the Director Emeritus for the London Family Court Clinic, which a children's mental health centre is specializing in issues that bring children and families into the justice system in London, Ontario.
He has co-authored ten books, 29 chapters and over 80 articles related to domestic violence, the impact of domestic violence on children, homicide prevention and the role of the criminal and family justice systems. For the past 30 years, he has presented workshops across the United States and Canada, as well as Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica and Europe to various groups including judges, lawyers, health, mental health professionals and educators. Since 1999, he has been on faculty for the National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges in the US for judicial education programs entitled "Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases. He was a founding member of Ontario's Chief Coroner's Domestic Violence Death Review Committee. In 2009, he was named an Officer in the Order of Canada by the Governor General for his work preventing domestic violence in the community.
Ms. Straatman completed her Master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario in 1993. Anna-Lee has had an ongoing working and collaborative relationship with the Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children since shortly after the centre's inception. From 1993-2001, Anna-Lee worked as Project Manager for the Youth Relationships Project under the direction of Dr. David Wolfe. From 1998-2001, Anna-Lee was the Project Manager for the Girl Child project under the supervision of Dr. Helene Berman. She was affiliated with the Centre as a Community Research Associate for many years and assumed the role of centre manager from 2010 to 2015. Anna-Lee has conducted interviews with more than two hundred adult survivors of child sexual abuse, including historical abuse in institutions. Anna-Lee has worked with various Victim Service agencies developing educational and training materials regarding trauma, domestic violence and other crimes against persons. Anna-Lee is the Project Manager of the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations, a five-year Partnership grant funded by the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Dr. Katreena Scott is an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the University of Toronto and the Canada Research Chair in Family Violence Prevention and Intervention. She leads an applied research program aimed at reducing violence in family relationships, with specific expertise is addressing violence perpetration in men and fathers. Dr. Scott is recognized internationally for her intervention work with abusive fathers and nationally for her research on effective interventions for intimate partner violence. The Caring Dads program that she developed (www.caringdads.org) is currently running in many sites across Canada, as well as in the US, UK, Ireland, Wales, Germany and Sweden.