Dating violence prevention posters
The trick, many experts now believe, is identifying which women are at highest risk of death so they can be targeted for intervention.Twenty-five years ago, Jacquelyn Campbell, now viewed as the country’s leading expert on domestic homicide, created a screening tool that helps police, court personnel and victim advocates identify the women who are at the greatest risk of being killed. “We now know enough about the risk factors that we need to assess perpetrators for risk of homicide,” Campbell said in an interview.But he shared his perspective on the problem of domestic violence, which he said he formulated by watching Dr. “This is a very serious social problem,” he said, speculating that the crime was related to the breakdown of the traditional family structure.“Maybe if our culture goes back to when we had different values ... still has the highest rate of domestic violence homicide of any industrialized country.Just three weeks before she was killed, police arrested him for violating a no-contact order.Despite a record of escalating violence against Laura, he was released without bail the following day.But across the country, many people are hopeful that it can play a pivotal role to help reduce domestic violence deaths.While one in four women will be victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives, only a small fraction of cases turn lethal.
At the time, Acuna-Sanchez, 18, was awaiting trial for charges stemming from two prior attacks on Laura, including a felony for aggravated assault.
He was out on bail, under court order to have no contact with Laura and to check in with probation by phone each week.