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Volume 4/Issue 4 - THE EXCHANGE - October 2021

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Domestic Violence Order

Based on the totality of the evidence, considering the history of domestic violence between the parties, the fact that the parties had children together, and the ongoing nature of the conflict between them, the trial court’s conclusion that domestic violence and abuse may occur again was not clearly erroneous. The Appeal’s Court affirmed.

Domestic Violence Order Based on Unpublished Case and Finding Related to Suicide

Upon issuing a domestic violence order (DVO), the family court did not err in relying on an unpublished case nor did it err in holding that threats of suicide constitute domestic violence. In addition, the family court’s findings of fact were sufficient for the entry of a DVO and there was sufficient evidence showing that acts of domestic violence or abuse may occur again. The Appeal’s Court affirmed.

Violence Against Women; Rape; Serious Physical Injury

The appellant, after being sentenced to life in prison, brought four claims of error on appeal. He claimed the trial court improperly allowed a nurse to testify to a doctor’s notes; that the trial court erred by not granting a directed verdict on the third rape charge; that palpable error occurred when testimony prohibited by Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) 532.055(2)(a) was entered into evidence; and that palpable error occurred when a probation officer did not fully inform the jury about probation eligibility in relation to the sex offender treatment program (SOTP) requirements.

The Wheel of Change Moves On: Assessing the Severity of Stalking Behavior

Stalking is a significant social issue. The inconsistency as to what defines stalking has resulted in the creation of different methods to measure the crime. The aim of the present study was to assess the level of stalking behavior in terms of severity within a randomly selected sample of 924 cases from the database of the National Stalking Helpline. Item response theory analyses is a statistical process that provides for the design, analysis, and scoring of tests, questionnaires, and similar instruments measuring abilities, attitudes, or other variables.

Predicting Recidivism Among Defendants in an Expedited Domestic Violence Court

Research focusing on the arrest and processing of domestic violence offenders has garnered much attention in previous years. Research has shown that the arrest of domestic violence offenders and their prosecution with a guilty disposition can result in a lower recidivism rate and may have a deterrent effect (Maxwell, Garner, & Fagan, 2001; Tolman & Weisz, 1995).

Intimate Partner Violence and Intimate Partner Homicide: Development of a Typology Based on Psychosocial Characteristics

Studies on intimate partner violence (IPV) have put forth several different profiles of perpetrators of IPV based on the severity of the violence and the presence of psychopathology. The objective of this study was to develop a typology of perpetrators of IPV and intimate partner homicide (IPH) according to their criminological, situational, and psychological characteristics, such as alexithymia.

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Head Trauma in a Community-Based Sample of Victims of Intimate Partner Violence: Prevalence, Mechanisms of Injury and Symptom Presentation

The most recent national prevalence study on gender violence has estimated that approximately 40% of women will be victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetime (Black et al., 2011). Considering only cases of physical violence, the numbers remain high, with approximately one-fourth (Breiding et al., 2014) to one-third (Thompson et al., 2006) of women in the U. S. estimated to be victims of physical violence by an intimate or ex-intimate partner in their lifetime.

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