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RISKSAM: Structured collaboration to prevent stalking and intimate partner violence - Implementation and evaluation of a risk management model for the social services and the police

About this project

Project information

Project status

In progress 2019 - 2025


Susanne Strand

Research subject

Research environments

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Intimate partner violence (IPV) and stalking is a pervasive public health problem. One in three women reports that she has experienced IPV at some point. The violence is problematic for both the individual and society. To facilitate prevention, it needs to be prioritized.

The crime prevention resources available today have relatively low effect. Exposure and recidivism are common and the quality of life for the victims and their children is low, especially in rural areas. Today, the collaboration between the police and the social services is to a large extent built on personal contacts and understanding. It makes the current way of working very vulnerable. One person quitting their job, or authorities reorganizing their activities may be enough for the conditions to change.

RISKSAM is a six-year project (2019-2025) that is financed by FORTE. The project goal is to implement a new model for the collaboration between the police and social services when it comes to intimate partner violence and stalking.

The whole project has an urban and rural perspective, as well as a children's perspective.

RISKSAM examines:

  • Collaboration within and between the police and social services
  • Recidivism
  • Socio-economic costs
  • Working environment for the staff handling these cases
  • Quality of life for the victims and their children

Research funding bodies

  • The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE)