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Honor, Agnation and Collectivity: Emerging issues in risk management

My paper has been published by the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and people can see it and read it and everything!

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Models of HBV risk assessment: DASH v PATRIARCH

I recently wrote an article based on my case-file research into the distinctions between IPV and HBV which teased out some of the implications for risk assessment. (It should be published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence sometime in 2014). This blog-post is building from that to talk about the current risk assessments being used around HBV — to give them a quick evaluation to see how well they work against the kind of experiences that came up in the case-file study, and just the rest of the general stuff I know. Read more

HBV and risk management

I was invited to present at a side-panel being held at the fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013 by a Canadian team featuring Aruna Papp amongst others.
The time and the notice were rather short, and I decided that since the rest of the speakers would be speaking as representatives of NGOs, it would be a good time to sound like as much like a criminologist as I could, and talk not just about how we can draw on differences between kinds of violence, but to suggest an applying an integrative risk management approach, which would both allow non-specialists to gauge risk more accurately, and hopefully reduce some of the ‘it’s their culture’ attitude. Specialist NGOs are very good at detecting risk, but this is often through years of experience, and the kind of intimate knowledge that comes with growing up with the concepts. I’m arguing that we need to develop risk models that take in the particularities of HBV, which build on this expertise, but also that to collect and analyse much more data to test and develop these on a more empirical basis.

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Going backwards on HBV

In the video I posted last week, DCI Caroline Goode, the second heroine of Banaz: A love story commented that although the death of Banaz Mahmod had led to soul-searching and reforms amongst the police, there was a need for vigilance to ensure that this momentum wasn’t lost.

And so it seems, because today the Independent reported that ACPO intend to make use of the DASH checklist voluntary in order to ‘cut red tape‘. DASH is the best current tool for assessing risk of HBV and making its use voluntary is bound to lead to missed opportunities for recognition.Crimes will not be tagged as HBV, and people at risk of HBV may not be referred to the specialist agencies they need. The specific protection measures that potential victims of HBV require – which may include protection from an extended family network – may be neglected. Read more