Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, September 28th, 2003
The risk of homicide increases nine-fold in cases where a couple separates after living together and where the abuser has a highly controlling personality, say Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN, of Johns Hopkins University and colleagues in the American Journal of Public Health.
Abused women are also more likely to be killed by their intimate partner if the partner is unemployed or has access to a gun, or if stepchildren live in the home with the couple.
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