Children’s Direct Exposure to Types of Domestic Violence Crime: A Population-based Investigation

@article{Fantuzzo2007ChildrensDE,
  title={Children’s Direct Exposure to Types of Domestic Violence Crime: A Population-based Investigation},
  author={John W. Fantuzzo and Rachel A. Fusco},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
  year={2007},
  volume={22},
  pages={543-552}
}
Police officers served as public health sentinels to collect data on children exposed to domestic violence across an entire municipality for 1 year. This study extended research by investigating a typology of domestic violence crimes and children’s direct sensory exposure to these types. Police officers used a standard, validated protocol to collect data on all substantiated domestic violence. Findings revealed that almost half of all events had children present, and 81% of these children were… CONTINUE READING
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