Brief Homicide Co-Victimization
Sara Bastomski, Marina Duane
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Homicide co-victims are people who have lost a loved one to homicide, including immediate family members, other relatives/kin, and friends of the murdered victim. About 1 in 10 Americans will lose a loved one to homicide during their lifetime, yet few services specifically address homicide co-victims’ needs. One promising exception is Restorative Retelling, a type of group therapy that has been successfully applied to address the psychological harms of homicide co-victims. This research brief (link will take you to an external site) summarizes evidence from the best available research, practice, and contextual materials on this subject.

Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety
Tags Victims of crime
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center