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Civil Legal Aid Can Buffer Against Witness Tampering Involving Children  

Author:  Amy Bonomi.; David Martin.

Source: Volume 24, Number 02, December/January 2019 , pp.27-29(3)

Domestic Violence Report

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In 2011 the authors published the first analysis of jail phone calls that occur between domestic abusers and their victims, outlining a five stage model describing how abusers pressure their victims to change their stories and prepare to recant in court. This article summarizes the authors’ 2017 study outlining a critical extension of witnesstampering in domestic abuse cases:namely, how abusers manipulate their intimate partners by triangulating their children.

Keywords: Witness Tampering; Triangulation; Victim Manipulation

Affiliations:  1: Michigan State University; 2: King County Prosecutor.

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