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ERIC Number: EJ831090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
The Danger Assessment: Validation of a Lethality Risk Assessment Instrument for Intimate Partner Femicide
Campbell, Jacquelyn C.; Webster, Daniel W.; Glass, Nancy
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v24 n4 p653-674 2009
The Danger Assessment (DA) is an instrument designed to assess the likelihood of lethality or near lethality occurring in a case of intimate partner violence. This article describes the development, psychometric validation, and suggestions for use of the DA. An 11-city study of intimate partner femicide used multivariate analysis to test the predictive validity of the risk factors on the DA from intimate partner femicide cases (N = 310) compared with 324 abused women in the same cities (controls). The results were used to revise the DA (four items added; one "double-barreled" item divided into two), and the calculated weights (adjusted odds ratios) used to develop a scoring algorithm with levels of risk. These levels of risk were then tested with an independent sample of attempted femicides (N = 194) with a final outcome of 0.90 of the cases included in the area under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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