Domestic Violence During COVID-19

The Council on Criminal Justice is a nonpartisan criminal justice think tank and national invitational membership organization. The findings presented in this report are based on a systematic review of multiple domestic and international studies that compared changes in the number of domestic violence incidents before and after jurisdictions began imposing pandemic-related lockdowns in early 2020. The findings and conclusions in this research report are those of the authors alone.

Author: Alex R. Piquero, Ph.D., Wesley G. Jennings, Ph.D., Erin Jemison, Catherine (Katie) Kaukinen, Ph.D., Felicia Marie Knaul, Ph.D

Publication Date: February 2021

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