Women’s Use of Violence in Intimate Relationships: Primary Aggression or Self-Defense?

Women’s Use of Violence in Intimate Relationships: Primary Aggression or Self-Defense?, Room: Oklahoma G

Wednesday - September 12, 2018: 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Victims of domestic violence may use violence against intimate partners. This workshop will explore the varied ways in which women use violence against intimate partners and the context in which the violence occurs. Information will be presented to assist all professionals working with victims of domestic violence, i.e. law enforcement, attorneys, judges, BIP program facilitators, victim advocates, mental health professionals etc.to more effectively identify which party is the primary aggressor (batterer) and to decrease the possibility of a victim who has used violence from being mis-identified as the batterer in our systems.


Discussion

Presenters

Ronnie Johnson

Detective - Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office

Raymond Goins

Detective Sergeant - Norman Police Department

Jacqueline Steyn

Program Manager - Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board