Lethality Risk Factors Series: Pregnancy Abuse and Reproductive Coercion

Pregnancy abuse and reproductive coercion pose as lethality risk factors for intimate partner homicide as they indicate a heightened level of control and manipulation within an abusive relationship, escalating the potential for lethal violence. The interference with a partner’s reproductive autonomy during pregnancy contributes to an environment of increased danger and power imbalance, elevating the … Continued

Assessing Risk in Pretrial Settings

This podcast focuses on assessing risk and lethality and using intimate partner violence (IPV) risk assessments in pretrial settings. Featured guest speakers are John F. Wilkinson, Attorney Advisor with AEquitas, Shira Burns, Executive Director of the Maine Prosecutor’s Association, and Tara Patet, Supervising Prosecutor with the City Attorney’s Office in St. Paul, Minnesota. The ODARA … Continued

Lethality Risk Factors Series: Firearms

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 … Continued


Brief overview of the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA).

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

ODARA Factsheet

Overview of the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA).

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

Determining Batterer Intervention Program Treatment Intensities: An Illustration Using the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment

To incorporate evidence-based practices into batterer intervention programs (BIPs), some intimate partner violence (IPV) researchers have begun to explore the integration of the principles of effective intervention (PEI) into BIPs. The PEI risk principle states that programs should assess offenders’ risk for recidivism, and then match offenders’ risk levels to the intensity of treatment and … Continued