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Losing a Loved One to Homicide: What We Know About Homicide Co-Victims from Research and Practice Evidence

Show simple item record Bastomski, Sara Duane, Marina 2019-07-09T13:23:54Z 2019-07-09T13:23:54Z 2019
dc.identifier.citation Bastomski, Sara; Duane, Marina. (2019). Losing a Loved One to Homicide: What We Know About Homicide Co-Victims from Research and Practice Evidence. Research Syntheses, Center for Victim Research, 35 pgs. en_US
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract The Center for Victim Research is assessing the state of the field in victim response specific crime types. This synthesis compiles research and practice evidence about homicide co-victimization (people who have lost a loved one to homicide). Based on the available statistics, the authors estimate that "anywhere from 9% to 15% of the U.S. adult population experiences homicide co-victimization" and between 8% and 18% of youth report experiences of homicide co-victimization. Risk factors discussed include race, gender, living in an urban area, and possibly socioeconomic status. Homicide co-victims often experience a range of psychological, economic, and social harms and co-victims may develop prolonged or complicated grief. This report also discusses barriers to healing, such as media coverage of their loved one's death, social stigma, and secondary victimization from legal, medical and other systems. Finally, the report provides an overview of available programs such as grief support groups and how professionals can help the healing process for homicide co-victims (Table 1 on page 21 for a summary of practices that may help or hinder in the short-term and long-term). See also the research brief "Homicide Co-Victimization," the bibliography of sources, and the related CVR webinar where results are discussed. (CVRL Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Center for Victim Research (CVR) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Research Syntheses;Homicide Co-Victimization Report
dc.subject Synthesis en_US
dc.subject Homicide en_US
dc.subject Homicide Survivors en_US
dc.subject Murder en_US
dc.subject Violent Death en_US
dc.subject Violent Victimization en_US
dc.subject Covictims en_US
dc.subject Covictimization en_US
dc.subject Co-victims en_US
dc.subject Co-victimization en_US
dc.subject Loved Ones en_US
dc.subject Family en_US
dc.subject Friends en_US
dc.subject Community Violence en_US
dc.subject Network Trauma en_US
dc.subject Secondary Victimization en_US
dc.subject Secondary Traumatic Stress en_US
dc.subject Manslaughter en_US
dc.subject Vehicular Homicide en_US
dc.subject Vehicular Manslaughter en_US
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject Youth en_US
dc.subject Grief en_US
dc.subject Grieving en_US
dc.subject Group Counseling en_US
dc.subject Group Treatment en_US
dc.subject Social Support en_US
dc.subject Gaps in Service en_US
dc.subject Gaps in Research en_US
dc.subject Economic Burden en_US
dc.subject Emotional Burden en_US
dc.subject Media Attention en_US
dc.subject Physical Trauma en_US
dc.subject Psychological Consequences en_US
dc.subject Revictimization en_US
dc.subject Triggering en_US
dc.subject Coping en_US
dc.subject Healing en_US
dc.subject Barriers to Service en_US
dc.subject Long-term Needs en_US
dc.subject Short-term Needs en_US
dc.title Losing a Loved One to Homicide: What We Know About Homicide Co-Victims from Research and Practice Evidence en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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