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.
The purpose of all theory is to understand and explain.Einstadter & Henry (1995)