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Theorising victim decision making in the police response to domestic abuse

Birdsall, N and Boulton, L (2022) Theorising victim decision making in the police response to domestic abuse. International Review of Victimology, 28 (3). pp. 330-344. ISSN 0269-7580

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Abstract

The paper provides a conceptual argument for the importance of understanding victim decision making in responding to cases of domestic abuse. It applies core elements of decision-making theory to illustrate how victims may undergo different forms of thinking, could be affected by bias, consider gain and loss differently, and suffer from decision inertia. Suggestions are provided on how this perspective could be used in practice to deliver a victim empowerment approach in policing. However, the paper also expresses the importance of the theory’s limitations, especially around external validity, and suggests that research across various disciplines is critical to determine whether the perspective could be placed onto an empirical footing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1602 Criminology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV7231 Criminal Justice Administrations
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV7231 Criminal Justice Administrations > HV7551 Police. Detectives. Constabulary
Divisions: Justice Studies (new Sep 19)
Publisher: Sage Publications
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2022 11:32
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2022 09:15
DOI or Identification number: 10.1177/02697580211063658
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17279

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