A Sample of Predominately African American Domestic Violence Victims Response to Objective Risk Assessments

Dr. Krystal Dinwiddie, senior behavioral medicine practitioner, and researcher in the area of forensic psychology

Most stakeholders agree domestic abuse is a problem. Many agree the need to assess for abuse risk is important.  Some value the usefulness of objective risk assessment measures. But what if all stakeholders worked to merge objective risk assessments and victim risk perceptions to solidify safety?  During this process, additional research is needed to understand the unique culturally-based risk factors among female minority victims and some previously assumed risk factors that may not impact safety as previously considered.  This presentation begins this discussion. 

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