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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

First Responders

"It is often difficult to know for sure if cases of intimate killing are preceded by domestic violence. At times police do not log their calls to domestic-violence incidents. Recent research suggests that roughly half of intimate-partner violence is reported to the police" (Websdale, 1999). It is critically important that first responders accurately record the details of incidents related to domestic violence so that future threats can be identified and addressed.