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Domestic Violence During COVID-19: Evidence from a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

February 2021

Presented to the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice by:

report_thumbnailAlex R. Piquero, Ph.D. — Chair and Professor of the Department of Sociology and Arts & Sciences Distinguished Scholar at the University of Miami and Professor of Criminology at Monash University in Melbourne Australia.

Wesley G. Jennings, Ph.D. — Gillespie Distinguished Scholar, Chair, and Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice & Legal Studies at the University of Mississippi.

Erin Jemison — a manager at the Crime and Justice Institute.

Catherine (Katie) Kaukinen, Ph.D. — Chair and Professor of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida.

Felicia Marie Knaul, Ph.D. — Professor at the Miller School of Medicine and Director of the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas at the University of Miami.


This paper was produced with support from Arnold Ventures, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Microsoft, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, and other contributors.

Full paper can be viewed at