The most dangerous time for a domestic violence victim is the time immediately after leaving the relationship. Women are 3.6 times more likely to be killed shortly after leaving their partner, and the presence of firearms increases the lethality of the violence and expands the number of victims. Research has shown that state laws prohibiting persons subject to protection orders from possessing firearms and requiring them to surrender firearms in their possession were associated with a 14% lower rate of intimate partner firearm homicide. Taking the steps to ensure that those who are ineligible to possess surrender their firearms could very well save a life. In this webinar, participants will learn the steps necessary for developing a firearm surrender protocol in their community. The presenters will explore all aspects of a successful protocol, from getting buy-in from the necessary criminal justice partners to procedure and paper work, including examples of protocols/procedures currently utilized by communities that are already successfully surrendering firearms.
This guide is a result of interviews, focus groups, and working with communications professionals to develop new strategies for engaging people on intimate partner violence and firearms (2021).
Research shows that abusers with a gun in the home are five times more likely to kill their partners than abusers who don’t have that same access to a gun, yet Federal law prohibits convicted domestic violence abusers, as well as those subject to certain protective orders, from possessing guns. Our guest today is United States Attorney Erin Nealy Cox. Sworn into office in November 2017, Ms. Nealy Cox is the chief federal law enforcement officer in the Northern District of Texas, which covers 100 counties, more than 96,000 square miles, and a population of approximately 8 million people. Appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, she is responsible for bringing to justice anyone who violates federal law in her district and chairs the recently formed Domestic Violence Working Group. The working group, comprised of nine U.S. attorneys from across the country, including officials from Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, and California, shares best practices for prosecuting domestic abusers, gun crimes, and provides guidance on how to work with local law enforcement agencies and nonprofits with the ultimate goal of reducing incidences of domestic violence. Content warnings for this episode include: physical violence and abuse (2020).
The prejudiced norm theory specifies the social-psychological processes by which exposure to disparagement humor uniquely affects the tolerance of discrimination against members of groups targeted by the humor. The authors in this study ose that a norm of tolerance of discrimination implied by disparagement humor functions as a source of self-regulation for people high in prejudice (2004).
This article examines IPV in Latina communities. Because of fear, distrust, and cultural barriers, these victims often avoid formal resources, even when they are experiencing extreme IPV. In order to develop effective interventions, Latinas’ voices in research must be used, and organizations must collaborate with community-based organizations (CBOs). (March 2009).
This Ontario-based study examines 132 domestic homicide cases to determine the differences between rural and urban risk factors (2015).