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Systematically identifying and prioritising domestic abuse perpetrators for targeted intervention

Robinson, Amanda ORCID: and Clancy, Anna 2021. Systematically identifying and prioritising domestic abuse perpetrators for targeted intervention. Criminology and Criminal Justice 21 (5) , pp. 687-704. 10.1177/1748895820914380

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International research finds that the majority of harm from crime can be attributed to a small proportion of perpetrators. Accurately identifying these individuals as priorities for intervention can lead to significant harm reduction. A new method, the Priority Perpetrator Identification Tool, was implemented in three police force areas of England and Wales. Additional investment, restructuring of units and the development of bespoke policies and protocols were necessary to establish the pilots, which to date have seen the Priority Perpetrator Identification Tool used in nearly 1500 domestic abuse cases. Mixed-methods research illustrates how the pilots instigated a systematic approach to identify and prioritise perpetrators in order to inform decisions about the scope and type of intervention to be deployed to reduce their offending. The development of these new collaborative arrangements represents a step change in the way the most harmful domestic abuse perpetrators are identified and managed within a multi-agency partnership.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Crime and Security Research Institute (CSURI)
Cardiff Centre for Crime, Law and Justice (CCLJ)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Publisher: SAGE
ISSN: 1748-8958
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 15 April 2020
Date of Acceptance: 17 January 2020
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 15:30

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