This is an ESRC-IAA Co-Creation funded study that seeks to expand upon the research findings of a prior domestic abuse (DA) study that analysed harm amongst DA cases recorded by the Devon and Cornwall Police between June 2014 and October 2016. This study seeks to explore why we found a de-escalation of harm in DA incidents, and investigate more who is involved in disproportionate harm. A series of research questions and hypotheses were developed in a meeting with Devon and Cornwall Police and other people who work in DA then a number of these were developed into the bid for funding.
"Why”: Service provision and harm reduction
"Who”: Offenders of Disproportionate Harm