WC Lives Saved by DV Act
Women’s and Children’s lives Saved by Domestic Violence Act:
Graham Barnes visits NZ speaks about Coordination
Effective Coordinated Community Responses (CCR) to Domestic Violence
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If the Act isn’t saving any lives, then why are we carrying on with it?
This analysis does not include any men’s lives that might have been saved by this Act.
Being practical, as men are rarely given protection by Protection Orders, as apparently they are not able to be injured by knifing, poisoning, shooting or killing by proxy?
Therefore, it is extremely unlikely that any men have been saved by this Act.
Robertson Neville Waikato Law School DV cutting edge
This reference addresses only women and children victims of domestic violence.
Neville Robertson, Ruth Busch, Radha D’Souza, Fiona Lam Sheung,
Reynu Anand, Roma Balzer, Ariana Simpson and Dulcie Paina
Commissioned by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs
Dedication on pages 3 to 8
Dedicated to the 212 women and children who have died in domestic violence homicides
since the enactment of the Domestic Violence Act 19951.
– – – – – – – Women Children per year
page 3 1995 4 5 9
page 3 1997 and 1996 10 11 21
page 3 1998 11 11 22
page 4 1999 5 10 15
page 4 2000 9 10 19
page 5 2001 10 10 20
page 5 2002 8 9 17
page 6 2003 6 7 13
page 6 2004 5 14 19
page 7 2005 18 5 23
page 7 2006 9 12 21
page 8 2007 6 3 9
totals 101 107 208
Women+Children domestic homicides per year 17.3
The dedication notes 212 people dying.
My total is 208, as I removed several names counted twice, for example once under christian name and once under family name.
Estimating lives saved by DV Act:
If we assume the long term rate of homicide is constant, then we can take the difference between homicides in 6 years
before DV Act was passed and subtract homicides in 6 years after DV Act was passed, as being the numbers of lives saved.
(More exactly, the homicide rate was very slowly increasing, through the 2 decades before the DV Act was passed, so the
estimation procedure above will tend to slightly underestimate the lives saved. In any case, the number of lives saved
per year is a very small figure, say under 1.5 per year?)
Womens and childrens homicides in 6 years 1995 to 2001 106
Womens and childrens homicides in 6 years 2002 to 2007 102
Lives saved in 5 years since introduction of DV Act: 4
Lives saved per year since introduction of DV Act: 0.67
The maximum number of womens and childrens lives that could have been saved was about 17 lives per year.
Thus the reduction in homicides is not statistically significant, particularly when compared to the
draconian measures implemented in the hope of obtaining a reduction in domestic murders.
This is especially so, when the breaches of natural justice were expected to save large numbers of lives.
How long should we wait, before we repeal this Act?
What other costs should be considered, when evaluating the performance of this Act?
Combined effects of criminal justice intervention on domestic violence a re-analysis of the Minneapolis Intervention Project 2003
Ã‚Â· Bebawy, Nadia A.
The Combined Effects Criminal Justice Intervention Domestic Violence ReAnalysis the Minneapolis Intervention Project thesis presented the faculty the Department Criminal Justice and Criminology East Tennessee State University partial fulfillment the requirements for the degree Master Arts Criminal Justice and Criminology Nadia Bebawy August Wayne Gillespie PhD Chair Marian Whitson PhD Michael Braswell PhD Keywords Domestic Violence Abuse Women Male Batterers ABSTRACT The Combined Effects Criminal Justice Intervention Domestic Violence ReAnalysis the Minneapolis Intervention Project Nadia Bebawy Over the past years plethora research has been conducted the effects arrest reducing recidivism domestic violence offenders The findings such research have been varied This study uses data from the Minneapolis Intervention Project test the effectiveness criminal justice sanctions arrest jail counseling and the combination reducing recidivism male domestic violence offenders Results from bivariate analysis found that the criminal justice sanction arrest and jail was related recidivism However criminal justice sanctions could not predict recidivism ACKNOWLEDGMENTS First and foremost would like thank God for providing this opportunity learn and grow through the education friendships and experiences have had East Tennessee State University would like thank parents for their love and support and for having the courage let spread wings and fly siblings Natalie Matthew and Michael thank you f. Title from electronic submission form. ETSU ETD database URN: etd-0702103-233910. Includes bibliographical references. Also available via Internet at the UMI web site.