Domestic Homicide Review committees’ recommendations and impacts: A systematic review

Cassandra Jones*, Kelly Bracewell, Andrew Clegg, Nicky Stanley, Khatidja Chantler

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Domestic Violence Fatality Reviews/Domestic Homicide Reviews (DVFRs/DHRs) are multi-agency reviews aimed at reducing domestic homicides. This study systematically reviews research that examines DVFR/DHR recommendations, impact of these recommendations and proposals for improving DVFR/DHR processes. A narrative synthesis was adopted due to the diversity of the 11 studies reviewed. Themes identified from recommendations included: training and awareness; service provision and coordination; and recommendations for children. Regarding DVFR/DHR processes, standardization, diverse teams, and additional resources were highlighted. There was little evidence of whether DVFR/DHR recommendations were implemented. Findings can strengthen DVFR/DHR operationalization and impacts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-98
Number of pages21
JournalHomicide Studies
Issue number1
Early online date8 Apr 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2024
Externally publishedYes


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