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Webinar Recording

Male Peer Support for Violence Against Women

Published: January, 2016| Martin D. Schwartz, Ph.D., Walter S. DeKeseredy, Ph.D., Casey Gwinn, J.D.

Drs. Schwartz and DeKeseredy review their theory on male peer support for violence against women and discuss their research on this topic over the course of the last 25 years. Casey Gwinn presents on… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Police Departments’ Use of the Lethality Assessment Program

Published: January, 2016| Jacqueline Campbell, Jill Messing, Beverly Patchell

Calling the police is one of the most commonly employed help seeking strategies by women in abusive relationships, though domestic violence services, safety planning and shelter are more often rated… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Police-Involved Domestic Violence

Published: January, 2016| Leigh Goodmark, J.D., David R. Thomas, Dottie Davis

Professor Goodmark discusses the findings of her investigation into law enforcement-perpetrated domestic violence that are forthcoming in a law review article. She then addresses the increasing… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Relocation Matrix

Published: December, 2015| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains state statutes and definitions as it relates to UCCJEA/UCCJA and parental kidnapping offenses, protection order issuance and enforcement, divorce, address confidentiality and… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

State Protection Order Durations

Published: December, 2015| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains information on emergency, temporary, ex parte and final protection order durations for states and territories. View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

18 USC 922 (g)(9) Case Law

Published: December, 2015| NCPOFFC

This matrix is a compilation of case law involving the federal firearm prohibitor 18 USC 922(g)(9) and misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence (MCDV). To receive an electronic or hard copy, please… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

18 USC 922(g)(8) Case Law

Published: December, 2015| NCPOFFC

This matrix is a compilation of case law involving the federal firearm prohibitor 18 USC 922(g)(8) and protection orders. To receive an electronic or hard copy, please contact NCPOFFC at 1 (800)… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Firearms and Domestic Violence: State and Territorial Statutory Provisions Matrix

Published: December, 2015| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains state and territorial firearm statutes as they relate to civil protection orders; criminal offenses, procedures, prohibited transferees; licenses/permits, and background checks. View this resource

Policy Analysis

Police Body Cameras in Domestic and Sexual Assault Investigations: Considerations and Unanswered Questions

Published: December, 2015| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

This paper identifies and addresses the various issues – those known and unresolved – that may arise when law enforcement equipped with body cameras respond to victims of domestic violence and sexual… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Stalking Protection Order Matrix

Published: December, 2015| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains information on states that issue protection orders for stalking and who is eligible to request an order. View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

At A Crossroads: Developing Duluth's Prosecution Response to Battered Women Who Fight Back

Published: January, 2007| Mary Asmus

This monograph tells the story of how city prosecutors, battered women's advocates, and other practitioners in Duluth's criminal justice system came together to address the unique issues presented by… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Premilitary Intimate Partner Violence and Attrition from the U.S. Navy

Published: December, 2006| Lex L. Merrill

This report from the Naval Health Research Center provides results of a prospective study of U.S. Navy recruits conducted to examine whether premilitary intimate partner violence (IPV) was associated… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Mental health screening in armed forces before the Iraq War and prevention of subsequent psychological morbidity: follow-up study

Published: November, 2006| R.J. Rona, R. Hooper, M. Jones

This article, published in The BMJ, reports on research as to whether screening for mental disorders before the start of the 2003 Iraq war would have predicted subsequent mental disorders. View this resource

Research & Statistics

Spouse Abuse and Alcohol Problems Among White, African American, and Hispanic U.S. Army Soldiers

Published: October, 2006| Nicole S. Bell, Thomas C. Harford, Cara H. Fuchs

Prior studies suggest racial/ethnic differences in the associations between alcohol misuse and spouse abuse. Some studies indicate that drinking patterns are a stronger predictor of spouse abuse for… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Mental Distress Among Younger Veterans Before, During, and After the Invasion of Iraq

Published: February, 2006| Alan N. West, William B. Weeks

The purpose of this study, published in Psychiatric Services, was to determine whether patients receiving care from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reported more mental distress as the war in… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Intimate Partner Violence Among Military Veterans and Active Duty Servicemen (Abstract)

Published: November, 2005| A.D. Marshall, J. Panuzio, Casey Taft

This journal article, published by the Clinical Psychology Review, reviews literature as of 2005 regarding prevalence, consequences, correlates, and treatment of IPV perpetration among military… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Postdeployment Domestic Violence by U.S. Army Soldiers (Abstract)

Published: August, 2005| John H. Newby, Robert J. Ursano, James E. McCarroll

This journal article, published in Military Medicine, reports the results of a study to determine whether a military deployment of 6 months predicted domestic violence against the wives of deployed… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Drinking and Spouse Abuse Among U.S. Army Soldiers

Published: December, 2004| Nicole S. Bell, Thomas Harford, James E. McCarroll

This study, published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, examines the relationship between typical weekly drinking and perpetration of spouse abuse as well as the relationship between… View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Policy guidance for the Family Advocacy Program

Published: August, 2004| Department of Defense

This is a Department of Defense (DoD) directive on the Family Advocacy Program (FAP). View this resource

Research & Statistics

Male-Perpetrated Domestic Violence: Testing a Series of Multifactorial Family Models

Published: July, 2004| Linda A. King, Daniel W. King

This paper reports on a research project, funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), which sought to demonstrate the connection between two important social and health problems—domestic… View this resource