Lethality Risk Factors Series: Firearms

February 9, 2024

Darren Mitchell, J.D., NCJFCJ

Firearms is a is a significant lethality risk factor for intimate partner homicide, as the presence of firearms increases the potential for lethal violence. The availability of firearms amplifies the danger in abusive relationships, posing a heightened threat to the safety of victims.
This is part 4 of the DV RISC Lethality Risk Factors Webinar Series which highlights the research behind firearms as a risk factor, identifies how firearms is addressed in IPV risk assessments, and recognizes practical steps that can be taken once it is flagged on a risk assessment.



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