Patterns of injuries: accident or abuse.

@article{Allen2007PatternsOI,
  title={Patterns of injuries: accident or abuse.},
  author={Terry Allen and Shannon Novak and Lawrence L. Bench},
  journal={Violence against women},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 8},
  pages={
          802-16
        }
}
This study uses two types of independent variables, age and the location of the physical wound, to develop a model of injury patterning that identifies violent behavior without direct observation of the assault. In this research, domestic violence injuries are compared to accidental injuries. The results indicate that there are specific and predictable injury patterns that separate abuse from other kinds of wounds. A logistic regression model was developed to identify the regions of the body… CONTINUE READING

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