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Can Justice System Interventions Prevent Intimate Partner Homicide? An Analysis of Rates of Help-Seeking Prior to Fatality

In the United States, 32.9% of women are physically abused by an intimate partner in their lifetimes and one-quarter of women report severe intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetimes (Black et al., 2010). IPV leads to physical injury, ongoing physical and mental health problems, and homicide (Campbell, 2002; Devries et al., 2013; Kwako et al., 2011; Ruiz-Pérez, Plazaola-Castaño, Del, & Río-Lozano, 2007; Tadegge, 2008).
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