Understanding Child to Parent Domestic Abuse in Lancashire (Home Office Funded)

Graham-Kevan, Nicola orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-0621-3093, Birdsall, Nathan orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-7253-9211, Tucker, Rebeka Catherine orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-7045-4679, Coe, Rosie, Bennett, Natalie and Whiffing, Teigan (2021) Understanding Child to Parent Domestic Abuse in Lancashire (Home Office Funded). University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Lancashire. (Unpublished)

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This project aimed to form distinct typologies of Child to Parent Domestic Abuse (CPDA) through a systematic exploration of published empirical literature and a transparent extract of police recorded domestic abuse crimes involving CPDA. This was achieved by using both a data driven formation of typologies, which were then enriched by further explanation provided by the theoretical typologies formed from the systematic literature review.

Results found that CPDA made up approximately 10% of all DA, and this was consistent across monthly counts across the two year sample. Through cluster analysis and systematic literature review, the work found 5 clusters of CPDA which mapped closely to partner abuse types. The existence of different types of CPDA highlights the need to better understand the distinct features, risks and needs of the crime in order to better form assessments and interventions and to reduce overall demand on police frontline staff.

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