Domestic Homicide Review Committees’ Recommendations and Impacts: A Systematic Review

Jones, Cassandra, Bracewell, Kelly, Clegg, Andrew, Stanley, Nicky and Chantler, Khatidja (2022) Domestic Homicide Review Committees’ Recommendations and Impacts: A Systematic Review. Homicide Studies. p. 108876792210817. ISSN 1088-7679 (In Press)

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Domestic Violence Fatality Reviews/Domestic Homicide Reviews (DVFRs/DHRs) are multi-agency reviews aimed at reducing domestic homicides. This study systematically reviews research that examines DVFR/DHR recommendations, impact of these recommendations and proposals for improving DVFR/DHR processes. A narrative synthesis was adopted due to the diversity of the 11 studies reviewed. Themes identified from recommendations included: training and awareness; service provision and coordination; and recommendations for children. Regarding DVFR/DHR processes, standardization, diverse teams, and additional resources were highlighted. There was little evidence of whether DVFR/DHR recommendations were implemented. Findings can strengthen DVFR/DHR operationalization and impacts.

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Additional Information: Funding information: The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The authors acknowledge the support provided by the Economic and Social Research Council, UK under grant number ES/S005471/1. Andrew Clegg is part-funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast (ARC NWC). The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NIHR or Department of Health and Social Care.
Uncontrolled Keywords: domestic homicide reviews, domestic violence fatality reviews, domestic abuse training, interagency working, domestic homicide prevention
Subjects: L300 Sociology
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2022 11:37
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2022 11:45

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