Community Coordinated Initiatives and Domestic Violence: a Study of the High Risk Assessment Review Team in Bellville, Ontario
Référence bibliographique 
Prime, Beth-Ann. 2005. «Community Coordinated Initiatives and Domestic Violence: a Study of the High Risk Assessment Review Team in Bellville, Ontario». Mémoire de maîtrise, Montréal, Université McGill, École de travail social.
Intentions : «A criminal justice based initiative, HART [High Risk Assessment Review Team] that invites and welcomes community partners within the domestic violence court process was reviewed to determine if cases that have gone through that procedure have higher rates of conviction than a sample of cases from a time prior to the implementation of the initiative and if any differences maybe statistically significant.» (p. 1)
Questions/Hypothèses : «The research question in the present study is: Do cases that are processed by the Domestic Violence Court result in higher rates of conviction if they have been subjected to review by the High Risk Assessment Review Team (HART)? The hypothesis is that cases within the HART group would have higher rate of conviction and a higher frequency of contact with other community agencies than those cases that were part of the Pre-HART group of cases.» (p. 1-2)
Échantillon/Matériau : «Case files were obtained from the Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) in Belleville, Ontario for review. […] The total sample size was 60 individual files. Thirty of these cases were randomly selected from the year 2002 (prior to the implementation of HART) from the entire population of domestic violence files maintained by the VWAP and 30 were randomly selected from the years 2003 and 2004 when HART was fully operational.» (p. 33-34)
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
«While statistical analysis did not yield any statistically significant results, there were some interesting findings. As was hypothesized, the HART group had a higher rate of conviction than the pre-HART group and cases belonging to that group had a higher likelihood of conviction. The major component of the HART group is contact with other community agencies. All cases in that group had contact with other community groups while the Pre-HART group had few cases where this happened. Cases where community contact was present were also likely to result in a conviction as was victim cooperation.» (p. 55)