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RCHSS - Geography & Anthropology

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Dr. Paul McDaniel

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According to the Georgia Commission on Family Violence, between the years 2013-2017 there were 311,975 reports of incidents created throughout the state of Georgia. The purpose of this project is to ascertain if there is concentration of domestic violence in a specific area or region in the state of Georgia, impacts (including mortality rates), and access to services for those who are suffering from victimization caused by domestic violence.

Specifically, this project focuses on the following questions: What hot spot locations such as cities or counties in the state of Georgia are more prone to experiencing domestic violence? What are the most common forms used in a domestic violence occurrence? What are the effects of domestic violence? What is the impact on mortality rate of individuals in a domestic violence setting?

The project involves collecting secondary data from multiple sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The Department of Human and Health Services, and the Georgia Department of Public Health, along with community organizations. Spatial analysis of such data will help with understanding the geography of these issues to apply the findings in breaking down the barriers that are associated with the stigmatization of domestic violence. The analysis will also help uncover whether there are adequate amounts of agencies or programs available throughout the state of Georgia to provide education, advocacy, housing, and other supports needed to those who are victims or currently experiencing domestic violence.

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The Geography of Domestic Violence in the State of Georgia

According to the Georgia Commission on Family Violence, between the years 2013-2017 there were 311,975 reports of incidents created throughout the state of Georgia. The purpose of this project is to ascertain if there is concentration of domestic violence in a specific area or region in the state of Georgia, impacts (including mortality rates), and access to services for those who are suffering from victimization caused by domestic violence.

Specifically, this project focuses on the following questions: What hot spot locations such as cities or counties in the state of Georgia are more prone to experiencing domestic violence? What are the most common forms used in a domestic violence occurrence? What are the effects of domestic violence? What is the impact on mortality rate of individuals in a domestic violence setting?

The project involves collecting secondary data from multiple sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The Department of Human and Health Services, and the Georgia Department of Public Health, along with community organizations. Spatial analysis of such data will help with understanding the geography of these issues to apply the findings in breaking down the barriers that are associated with the stigmatization of domestic violence. The analysis will also help uncover whether there are adequate amounts of agencies or programs available throughout the state of Georgia to provide education, advocacy, housing, and other supports needed to those who are victims or currently experiencing domestic violence.

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