Family Violence Risk Assessment: Review of international research
This review has been undertaken for New Zealand Police. Its purpose is to provide an overview of the international academic research and best practice literature on family violence risk assessment from about the last ten years, in order to inform improvements that the New Zealand Police may wish to make to its own family violence risk assessment processes.
The review therefore has a particular focus on the literature as it relates to family violence risk assessment by police organisations. It also focuses on risk assessment as it relates to predicting the reoccurrence of family violence, rather than the initial occurrence.