publication . Article . 2020

An increasing risk of family violence during the Covid-19 pandemic: Strengthening community collaborations to save lives

Schaffert, Matthias; Zimmermann, Franz; Bauer, Leopold; Kastner, Simon; Schwarz, Astrid; Strenger, Volker; Metzger, Roman; Thun‐Hohenstein, Leonhard; Sperl, Wolfgang; Weghuber, Daniel; ...
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  • Published: 02 May 2020 Journal: Forensic Science International: Reports (issn: 2665-9107, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract
Though necessary to slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), actions such as social-distancing, sheltering in-place, restricted travel, and closures of key community foundations are likely to dramatically increase the risk for family violence around the globe. In fact many countries are already indicating a dramatic increase in reported cases of domestic violence. While no clear precedent for the current crisis exists in academic literature, exploring the impact of natural disasters on family violence reports may provide important insight for family violence victim-serving professionals. Improving collaborations between human welfare and animal welfa...
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free text keywords: Criminal law and procedure, K5000-5582, Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, General Medicine, COVID-19 ; Child abuse ; Multi-Disciplinary ; Pet abuse ; Animal control ; Prevention ; Domestic violence ; Coronavirus, Editorial
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publication . Article . 2020

An increasing risk of family violence during the Covid-19 pandemic: Strengthening community collaborations to save lives

Schaffert, Matthias; Zimmermann, Franz; Bauer, Leopold; Kastner, Simon; Schwarz, Astrid; Strenger, Volker; Metzger, Roman; Thun‐Hohenstein, Leonhard; Sperl, Wolfgang; Weghuber, Daniel; ...