The co-occurrence and correlation between domestic violence and child abuse in households

The co-occurrence and correlation between domestic violence and child abuse in households

A review in literature (full text only available in Dutch)

Summary

This report gives an account of an exploratory international literature review of the nature and extent of the co-occurrence and correlation between domestic violence and child abuse in the home.
Not only is it relevant to know how often both phenomena occur within one house-hold (co-occurrence). In view of targeted prevention and intervention, it is also im-portant to know whether one form of violence occurs more often if also the other form of violence is present (correlation). In other words, correlation deals with the question whether there is an increased risk of child abuse if domestic violence occurs (as opposed to families not affected by domestic violence) and vice versa. Therefore, this report is not just an exploration of the co-occurrence, but of the correlation as well.

Publication data

Author(s):
Boom, A. ten, Witkamp, B., Mertens, N. (ass.)
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
Den Haag
Publisher:
WODC
Year of publication:
2016
Series:
Cahiers 2016-07

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