Explaining the Decline in Intimate Partner Homicide

  title={Explaining the Decline in Intimate Partner Homicide},
  author={Laura Dugan and Daniel S. Nagin and Richard Rosenfeld},
  journal={Homicide Studies},
  pages={187 - 214}
This article explains the two-decades-long decline in the intimate partner homicide rate in the United States in terms of three factors that reduce exposure to violent relationships: shifts in marriage, divorce, and other factors associated with declining domesticity; the improved economic status of women; and increases in the availability of domestic violence services. The authors' explanation is based on a theory of exposure reduction that helps to account for the especially pronounced… 

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