The Problem

Domestic violence and assault are a pervasive and ubiquitous plague that blankets the entirety of the population. Current practrices in the criminal justice system and social work are deficient and lack resources to adequately gauge the level of risk for reassault.

Our target in this project was to take the myriad of survey answers taken across a breadth of inquiries from the Chicago Women’s Health Risk Study and narrow it down to a small, digestible set of minimally invasive questions. These questions could assess whether or not a given individual was at risk of reassault as a means to possible next-steps for protection.

Chicago Women's Health Risk Study, 1995-1998 (ICPSR 3002)

 

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Slapping

The correlation between the occurrence of slapping and re-assault is perhaps the most striking observation encountered in this exploration. Here, it can be observed that the average rate of re-assault raises exceptionally, merely by the occurrence of one slapping incident.

 

 

 

 

Power & Control

The Power scale is an aggregate measure from 0-5 based on the following inquiries:

In the past year, an intimate partner...

  • Was jealous and didn’t want you to talk to other men (women)
  • Tried to limit your contact with family or friends
  • Insisted on knowing who you are with and where you are at all times
  • Called you names to put you down or make you feel bad
  • Prevented you from knowing about or having access to family income, even if you ask
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    Power Scale for Age Disparity and Length of Relationship

    Age disparity between perpetrator and respondent:

    3: Perpetrator is older by 21-42 years
    2: Perpetrator is older by 10-20 years
    1: Perpetrator is older by 5-9 years

    0: same age & within 5 years
    1: Respondent is older by 5-9 years
    2: Respondent is older by 10-20 years

     

     

    • The purpose of all theory is to understand and explain.

      Einstadter & Henry (1995)

       

       

    The Model

    The following survey will assess the risk of re-assault on the presumption that the individual filling out this questionnaire has been the victim of an instance of abuse. We encourage honest replies and consideration of the following inquiries to which our model will predict a chance of re-assault as a percent value.

    Has your partner ever tried to limit your contact with your family?

    Yes
    No

     

    Has your partner threatened to hit you before?

    Yes
    No

     

    Has your partner ever threaten you with an object?

    Yes
    No

     

    Is your partner constantly jealous of you to the point of violence?

    Yes
    No

     

    Has your partner ever slapped you?

    Yes
    No

     

    Has your partner pushed or shoved you?

    Yes
    No

     

    Has your partner ever kicked or punched you?

    Yes
    No

     

    Has your partner ever beaten you?

    Yes
    No

     

    Have your ever felt like your life was in danger?

    Yes
    No

     

     

    Contact Us

    https://datasciencenerd.us/data-science-projects/domestic-violence-2019