Preventing Intimate Partner Homicide: The Long Road Ahead

Jill Theresa Messing, Millan AbiNader, Tricia Bent-Goodley, Jacquelyn Campbell

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Intimate partner homicide (IPH) consists primarily of men killing women in the context of intimate partner violence. Researchers have described and identified risk factors associated with IPH; additional comprehensive data collection is needed to better understand IPH risk and to develop risk-informed prevention. Due to structural racism, available interventions within the criminal legal and social service systems may be eschewed by those—such as Black women—who are at the highest risk. Anti-racist research, practice, and policy are key to reducing IPH. Gender and racial equity, combined with fostering relational health leads, ultimately, down the long road to IPH prevention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-105
Number of pages15
JournalHomicide Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2022


  • homicide prevention
  • intimate partner
  • intimate partner violence
  • relational health
  • risk assessment
  • victim/offender relationship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Law


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