Intimate Partner Violence and Risk Assessment: A Systematic Review

The current study was designed to assess the utility of recidivism risk assessments for individuals charged with, or convicted of, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in pretrial settings. Building on prior reviews, the researchers completed a systematic review and meta-analysis of risk assessments among IPV aggressors to summarize their predictive validity in multiple types of recidivism, … Continued

The Validity and Reliability of Available Intimate Partner Homicide and Reassault Risk Assessment Tools: A Systematic Review

At least one in seven homicides around the world is perpetrated by intimate partners. The danger of intimate partner homicide (IPH) associated with intimate partner violence (IPV) has led to the development of numerous IPV reassault and IPH risk assessment tools. Using 18 electronic databases and research repositories, we conducted a systematic review of IPH … Continued

Intimate Partner Violence Risk Assessment: A Primer for Social Workers

Social workers are likely to encounter intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors and/or perpetrators within their practice due to the prevalence of this social issue and the negative health and mental health consequences resulting from it. IPV risk assessments can be utilized by social workers in multiple service settings. A recent meta-analysis provided information on the … Continued

Empirically Examining the Risk of Intimate Partner Violence: The Revised Domestic Violence Screening Instrument (DVSI-R)

This study extends recent research on assessing the risk of intimate partner violence by determining the concurrent and predictive validity of a revised version of the Domestic Violence Screening Instrument (DVSI-R) and whether evidence of such validity is sustained independent of perpetrator demographic characteristics and forms of intimate violence. The analyses highlight violent incidents involving … Continued