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close this bookViolence against Women (WB)
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View the documentAppendix A. recommendations for government action to combat violence against women
View the documentAppendix B: definition of violence against women
View the documentAppendix C: methodology for estimating the healthy years of life lost due to domestic violence and rape
View the documentAppendix D: sample danger
View the documentAppendix E Treatment protocols for battered women

Appendix D: sample danger

[This sample danger assessment is from Campbell 1986.]

Several risk factors have been associated with homicides (murder) of both batterers and battered women as a result of research that was conducted after the killings tool: place. We cannot predict what will happen in your case, but we would like you to Ix aware of the danger of homicide in situations of severe battering and for you to see how many of the risk factors apply to your situation. (The "he" in the questions refers to your husband, partner ax-husband, expartner, or whoever is physically hurting you.) Please circle the relevant answer below.

1. Has the physical violence increased in frequency over the past year?

YES - NO

2. Has the physical violence increased in severity over the past year and/or has a weapon or threat with a weapon been used?

YES - NO

3. Does he ever try to choke you?

YES - NO

4. Is there a gun in the house?

YES - NO

5. Has he ever forced you into sex when you did not wish to do so?

YES - NO

6. Does he use drugs (cocaine, crack heroin, uppers or other street drugs)?

YES - NO

7. Does he threaten to kill you and/or do you believe he is capable of killing you?

YES - NO

8. Is he drunk every day or almost every day (in terms of quantity of alcohol?)

YES - NO

9. Does he control most of your daily activities? For instance, does he tell you who you can be friends with, how much money you can take shopping or when you can have the car?

YES - NO

10. Have you ever been beaten by him while you were pregnant? (If never pregnant by him, check here. )

YES - NO

11. Is he violently and consistently jealous of you? For instance does he say, "If I can't have you, no one can?"

YES - NO

12. Have you ever threatened or tried suicide?

YES - NO

13. Has he ever threatened or tried suicide?

YES - NO

14. Is he violent toward your children?

YES - NO

15. Is he violent outside the home?

YES - NO

Total "YES" answers