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The Spillover Effect of Domestic Violence: Workplace Violence in America  

Author:  D. Kelly Weisberg.

Source: Volume 12, Number 03, Winter 2020 , pp.53-59(7)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Domestic violence is characterized by a “spillover effect” when the intimate partner violence spills over from the private setting of the home into more public settings. This article examines domestic-violence-related (DV-related) homicides that occur in the workplace—important and dangerous because the workplace offers the abuser predictable access to the victim, and leaves employees in abusive intimate relationships especially vulnerable to assaults.

Keywords: Workplace homicide; lax enforcement of firearms laws; job loss due to domestic violence; protective measures against employment discrimination

Affiliations:  1: Hastings College of Law.

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