Lethality or risk assessments

Legislation should mandate that police investigate the level of risk to domestic violence victims in each case of domestic violence. See: Case Study on Duluth Pocket Card. For additional risk assessment factors, see: Assessing Risk Factors for Intimate Partner Homicide (2003). Other agencies of the criminal justice system, including prosecutors and judges, should also assess the level of risk to victims.

See section on Lethality or risk assessments below in Criminal Law Provisions and in the sections on Duties of prosecutors and Duties of judiciary.

See the Resources on the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence website.

See the section on Risk Assessment in the Security Module.