Webinar – Policing Domestic Abuse Support Network – Reflecting on the Covid-19 domestic abuse crisis: Findings from research with police partners

Reflecting on the Covid-19 domestic abuse crisis: Findings from research with police partners

Wednesday, 3rd November 12:00-13:30 GMT

The webinar aims to raise awareness of project findings, identify shared learning, and establish next steps for tackling domestic abuse.

Presentations will include:
1) Hohl and Johnson’s analysis of the impact of Covid-19 and lockdowns on the domestic abuse reported to the police;
2) Walklate et al’s documentation of how the criminal justice system, including the police, are addressing the domestic abuse ‘shadow pandemic’ during Covid-19; and
3) Chantler et al’s investigation into the challenges and opportunities posed by the pandemic for safeguarding victim-survivors of domestic abuse, particularly for BAME women and children.

These presentations will be followed by a panel session with key stakeholders from Cumbria Police and Women’s Aid as panellists, where the discussants will reflect on our research findings, address the evolving status of the pandemic, and discuss its implications for victim-survivors of domestic abuse, police forces and other stakeholders.

Speakers include: Dr Katrin Hohl, City University and Dr Kelly Johnson, Durham University; Professor Sandra Walklate and Professor Barry Godfrey, Liverpool University; and Professor Khatidja Chantler, Manchester Metropolitan University. The session will also welcome Detective Superintendent Dan St Quintin from Cumbria Police, and a key domestic abuse stakeholder from Women’s Aid as panellists, and Dr Charlotte Barlow from University of Central Lancashire as session chair.

This event will take place online (Zoom), and all registered attendees will receive the link a couple of days before the event is due to take place. Please check your spam/junk folder.

Register via this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reflecting-on-the-covid-19-domestic-abuse-crisis-tickets-189626175997

Organised by the Department of Sociology, Durham University in conjunction with the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse, and the Policing Domestic Abuse Research Network.

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