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Domestic Violence Offenders

Domestic Violence Offenders Author Alan Rosenbaum
ISBN-10 9781317787785
Release 2014-01-02
Pages 324
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Women’s shelters and safe houses were a good first step, but they only address part of the problem. Learn what else must be done to address the problem of domestic violence! Domestic Violence Offenders presents recent research, current interventions, and legal standards for people arrested for domestic violence. It also addresses the controversies that have arisen in the wake of the mandatory standards for batterer interventions that have been established by various jurisdictions, examining the type of treatment modality and content permitted by various jurisdictions, the duration of treatment, and the relationship of the various standards to actual research. This essential book also provides suggestions for a more inclusive, less rigid process for creating standards and policies for use with this population. Handy tables and charts make the information easily accessible. From the editors: “The initial societal response to intimate partner violence was the development of the shelter movement for battered women. Women’s shelters and/or safe houses developed in almost all major population areas throughout the United States and abroad. The goals were to provide a safe environment for abused women and their children, to offer advocacy, counseling, and medical services, and to empower women to leave their abusers. While shelters continue to serve these and other critical needs and are an essential part of the service delivery system for battered women, they address only part of the problem. Left untreated, batterers often will continue to abuse their partners who leave shelters and return to the relationship. If their partners leave the relationship, the batterers may find new victims to abuse. The response to this harsh reality was the development of batterer intervention programs.” Domestic Violence Offenders provides you with informed discussions of: the implications of research and policies for those providing interventions why it is premature for states to establish certain rigid standards for batterer programs, and how some of the current standards may produce more harm than good the history of batterer intervention programs completion and recidivism among court- and self-referred batterers the Alternatives to Violence program and the experiences and perceptions of its founder common aspects of various intervention programs—confidentiality, group structure and length, partner contacts, leadership configuration, and program goals topics addressed by most programs—power and control, anger management, substance abuse, stress reduction, parenting, communication, and more the controversial and often misunderstood issue of female partner aggression and violence the Stages of Change approach to domestic violence treatment lethality assessment and safety planning for partners of batterers the advantages of conjoint therapy for certain types of cases the Illinois Protocol for batterer programs outcome research on programs for batterers and a great deal more!



Addressing Offending Behaviour

Addressing Offending Behaviour Author Simon Green
ISBN-10 9781134007912
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 492
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The book provides a critical reference text for practitioners, students and researchers interested in devising the most effective means of addressing offending behaviour. Its focus is on the actual work undertaken with offenders, and draws upon generic issues of practice applicable across the voluntary, community and statutory sectors.



Family Psychology

Family Psychology Author William M. Pinsof
ISBN-10 9780190285647
Release 2005-09-01
Pages 608
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This book is the product of a multi-year initiative, sponsored by the Division of Family Psychology (43) of the American Psychological Association, the Family Institute at Northwestern University, Oxford University Press, and Northwestern University, to bring together the leading researchers in family psychology in five major areas of great social and health relevance -- good marriage, depression, divorce and remarriage, partner violence, and families and physical health. The book embodies a series of five systematically and developmentally informed mini-books or manuals, critically examining the existing research in each area and illuminating new directions for future research. The chapters in each area cover a wide range of distinct issues and diverse populations. Through a pre-publication face-to-face two-day conference, the editors invited each of the authors in each specific domain to collaborate and coordinate their chapters, creating a synergy for the development of new knowledge. Additionally, the editors encouraged the authors to step outside of their own specific research program to reflect on the unique challenges and opportunities in their research domain. The resulting book provides the next generation of theorists, researchers, and therapists with an in-depth and fresh look at what has been done and what remains to be done in each area. If you are a social scientist working in these or related areas, the book will sharpen and stimulate your research. If you are a young researcher or are contemplating entering the field of family psychology, the book lays out pathways and strategies for entering and unraveling the mysteries in each area. Lastly, if you are someone who wants to understand the state of art of research in these very relevant domains, this book takes you to the top of mountain with very best guides and provides a vista that compels and illuminates.



Violence in Families

Violence in Families Author Committee on the Assessment of Family Violence Interventions
ISBN-10 9780309522694
Release 1998-02-27
Pages 383
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Reports of mistreated children, domestic violence, and abuse of elderly persons continue to strain the capacity of police, courts, social services agencies, and medical centers. At the same time, myriad treatment and prevention programs are providing services to victims and offenders. Although limited research knowledge exists regarding the effectiveness of these programs, such information is often scattered, inaccessible, and difficult to obtain. Violence in Families takes the first hard look at the successes and failures of family violence interventions. It offers recommendations to guide services, programs, policy, and research on victim support and assistance, treatments and penalties for offenders, and law enforcement. Included is an analysis of more than 100 evaluation studies on the outcomes of different kinds of programs and services. Violence in Families provides the most comprehensive review on the topic to date. It explores the scope and complexity of family violence, including identification of the multiple types of victims and offenders, who require different approaches to intervention. The book outlines new strategies that offer promising approaches for service providers and researchers and for improving the evaluation of prevention and treatment services. Violence in Families discusses issues that underlie all types of family violence, such as the tension between family support and the protection of children, risk factors that contribute to violent behavior in families, and the balance between family privacy and community interventions. The core of the book is a research-based review of interventions used in three institutional sectors--social services, health, and law enforcement settings--and how to measure their effectiveness in combating maltreatment of children, domestic violence, and abuse of the elderly. Among the questions explored by the committee: Does the child protective services system work? Does the threat of arrest deter batterers? The volume discusses the strength of the evidence and highlights emerging links among interventions in different institutional settings. Thorough, readable, and well organized, Violence in Families synthesizes what is known and outlines what needs to be discovered. This volume will be of great interest to policymakers, social services providers, health care professionals, police and court officials, victim advocates, researchers, and concerned individuals.



Criminal justice review

Criminal justice review Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B5075758
Release 2004
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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Author Richard L. Davis
ISBN-10 1420061402
Release 2008-03-07
Pages 320
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Domestic violence does not begin the day an adult heterosexual male decides to beat and batter an adult heterosexual female. Domestic violence is a complicated and multifaceted enigma that includes child, sibling, spousal, intimate partner, and elder abuse. Despite spending billions of dollars on domestic violence, the number of some categories of victims remains the same. The problem can be traced back to our very definitions of victim and abuse. Until we open our eyes to the blatant empirical evidence and come to some agreement on a basic platform, this pervasive crime will not diminish. Domestic Violence: Intervention, Prevention, Policies, and Solutions presents a rational and reasoned perspective that emphasizes evidence-based information rather than ideologically held beliefs. It challenges the effectiveness of existing policies and procedures and introduces 10 recommendations for change. The book summarizes many important federally sponsored reports and provides unique meta-analysis styled empirically based overviews of contemporary research and intervention efforts. It also supplies print and web-based national and state specific resources and references to studies and organizations that will be updated online. Topics addressed include historical and current explanations of battering behavior, the importance of the accurate and unbiased identification of victims, differences and the implications of those differences in reporting rape and sexual assault, and the understanding of risk factors. It considers the fallacy of ideological advocacy and presents legislation and policies in Colorado and California as cases in point. In particular the author explores the prevailing notion of the predominance of female victimization over male victimization. Injecting a voice of reason into a highly emotional debate, this outstanding volume clarifies our convenient delusions and allows us to re-appraise this sensitive issue and effect a positive and progressive outcome.



Family Interventions in Domestic Violence

Family Interventions in Domestic Violence Author John Hamel, LCSW
ISBN-10 0826103294
Release 2006-09-26
Pages 664
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In this exciting new book John Hamel, author of the ground-breaking Gender-Inclusive Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse, and Tonia Nicholls go beyond the traditional intervention theories of domestic violence practiced today. Offering alternative, unbiased and sometimes controversial views, theories, and current research, they, along with renowned contributors in the field, provide new treatment options that encompass a wide range of gender dynamics. Here are just some of the key principles covered: Interventions Should Be Based on a Thorough Unbiased Assessment Victim/Perpetrator Distinctions are Overstated, and Much Partner Abuse is Mutual Regardless of Perpetrator Gender, Child Witnesses to Partner Abuse are Adversely Affected, and are at Risk for Perpetrating Partner Abuse as Adults This new gender-inclusive approach to assessment and intervention provides a significant departure from traditional paradigms of domestic violence, and offers a much-needed awareness to effectively prevent violence in our communities today and for future generations.



Handbook of Forensic Mental Health with Victims and Offenders

Handbook of Forensic Mental Health with Victims and Offenders Author David W. Springer, PhD, LCSW
ISBN-10 0826101135
Release 2007-01-16
Pages 640
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Designated a Doody's Core Title! Together for the first time; all your forensic social work best practice needs in one volume! "...a vitally important addition to this emerging and essential body of knowledge. This compelling publication places between two covers a broad collection of informative, original essays on core issues in forensic social work. This engaging volume offers readers keen insights into forensic practice related to child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, suicide, psychiatric care and mental illness, juvenile justice, adult corrections, addictions, trauma, and restorative justice." --from the foreword by Frederic G. Reamer, School of Social Work, Rhode Island College From expert testimony advice to treating HIV-positive incarcerated women, this handbook contains the most current research and tested field practices for child welfare through adulthood in the civil and criminal system. Encompassing a wide range of treatments, roles, specialized practices, research, and diagnoses, the Handbook of Forensic Mental Health With Victims and Offenders will guide practicing professionals through the forensic social work issues they encounter on a daily basis, such as: Prevention of prisoners' sudden deaths Expert witness testimony in child welfare and women battering Treatment of dually diagnosed adolescents The overrepresentation of African-Americans incarcerated for juvenile delinquency Jail mental health services for adults Drug courts and PTSD in inmates with substance abuse histories Recidivism prevention Basic tasks in post-trauma intervention with victims and offenders Culture and gender considerations in restorative justice Edited by Dr. Albert R. Roberts and Dr. David W. Springer, with contributions by leaders in the field, this handbook should top the list of must-have publications for all forensic social workers.



Legal Interventions in Family Violence

Legal Interventions in Family Violence Author Jeremy Travis
ISBN-10 0788177982
Release 1998-06-01
Pages 78
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Contains bottom lineÓ information on family violence from articles written by researchers about their own work or other researchers' work on subjects of immediate concern to practitioners: collaborative efforts between police & protection agencies, arrest policies, protection orders, battered women defense strategies, sentencing, batterer treatment, child sexual abuse, & children's testimony. Represents only those that relate specifically to how the criminal justice system addresses family violence. Includes sections on legal interventions in child maltreatment cases, elder abuse cases, & domestic violence cases.



Domestic Violence Perpetrators

Domestic Violence Perpetrators Author John Devaney
ISBN-10 9781317704454
Release 2016-07-15
Pages 168
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Domestic violence is a serious, widespread public, social and health problem that affects the lives of many women, children and men. There is also evidence to suggest it has one of the highest rates of recidivism. This comprehensive book provides an overview of what the research tells us about the perpetrators of domestic violence and what works, and what doesn’t, in promoting positive change. Collecting together the most up-to-date evidence from the international literature and bringing psychological, sociological, gendered and socio-political theoretical perspectives to bear on the issue, the authors explore: - what domestic violence is, why it happens and how it can be measured - who the perpetrators of domestic violence are, including discussion of non-stereotypical patterns such as male victims, female perpetrators, couples where the abuse is mutual, and couples with abusive relationships who want the abuse to end but the relationship to be sustained - strategies for engaging perpetrators in interventions and for promoting behaviour change - evidence-informed interventions, programmes and policies for working with perpetrators - where robust evidence is lacking and more research needs to be undertaken. Domestic violence is a significant problem for those individuals and families whose life is affected by this issue, the social, health and criminal justice agencies that respond to it, and wider society which must bear the costs and its devastating effects. This volume is an important reference for all those researching and working with the victims, survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence, including academics and students from fields such as social work, sociology, criminology, psychology and social policy.



Understanding Violence Against Women

Understanding Violence Against Women Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 0309175836
Release 1996-06-07
Pages 240
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Violence against women is one factor in the growing wave of alarm about violence in American society. High-profile cases such as the O.J. Simpson trial call attention to the thousands of lesser-known but no less tragic situations in which women's lives are shattered by beatings or sexual assault. The search for solutions has highlighted not only what we know about violence against women but also what we do not know. How can we achieve the best understanding of this problem and its complex ramifications? What research efforts will yield the greatest benefit? What are the questions that must be answered? Understanding Violence Against Women presents a comprehensive overview of current knowledge and identifies four areas with the greatest potential return from a research investment by increasing the understanding of and responding to domestic violence and rape: What interventions are designed to do, whom they are reaching, and how to reach the many victims who do not seek help. Factors that put people at risk of violence and that precipitate violence, including characteristics of offenders. The scope of domestic violence and sexual assault in America and its conequences to individuals, families, and society, including costs. How to structure the study of violence against women to yield more useful knowledge. Despite the news coverage and talk shows, the real fundamental nature of violence against women remains unexplored and often misunderstood. Understanding Violence Against Women provides direction for increasing knowledge that can help ameliorate this national problem.



Elder Mistreatment

Elder Mistreatment Author Panel to Review Risk and Prevalence of Elder Abuse and Neglect
ISBN-10 9780309084345
Release 2003-01-06
Pages 570
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Since the late 1970s when Congressman Claude Pepper held widely publicized hearings on the mistreatment of the elderly, policy makers and practitioners have sought ways to protect older Americans from physical, psychological, and financial abuse. Yet, during the last 20 years fewer than 50 articles have addressed the shameful problem that abusers-and sometimes the abused themselves-want to conceal. Elder Mistreatment in an Aging America takes a giant step toward broadening our understanding of the mistreatment of the elderly and recommends specific research and funding strategies that can be used to deepen it. The book includes a discussion of the conceptual, methodological, and logistical issues needed to create a solid research base as well as the ethical concerns that must be considered when working with older subjects. It also looks at problems in determination of a report's reliability and the role of physicians, EMTs, and others who are among the first to recognize situations of mistreatment. Elder Mistreatment in an Aging America will be of interest to anyone concerned about the elderly and ways to intervene when abuse is suspected, including family members, caregivers, and advocates for the elderly. It will also be of interest to researchers, research sponsors, and policy makers who need to know how to advance our knowledge of this problem.



Intervention for men who batter

Intervention for men who batter Author Jeffrey L. Edleson
ISBN-10 0803942656
Release 1992
Pages 164
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Too often, practitioners go about their work without a comprehensive and integrated understanding of how their work can enhance and coordinate with the work of others. This comprehensive volume provides a concise overview for practitioners of current theory and intervention. The authors present the multiple factors (individual and social-cultural) that contribute to the onset and continuation of domestic violence and provide an ecological approach to working with men who batter. Major themes focus on criteria for successful intervention: men's treatment groups, working with their families, and working within the criminal justice system. Chapters describe cognitive and behavioral-based treatment procedures and practical issues involved in conducting couple intervention. Moreover, the ecological approach taken in this volume calls for interventions at multiple levels of social organization, including criminal-justice interventions which have only recently been established in this country. Sensitivity to ethnic and cultural differences is also discussed. Intervention for Men Who Batter is aimed at practitioners and policy makers who seek an overall framework and set of intervention models to draw upon when designing new efforts in their own communities. Students of victimology, social work, clinical psychology, criminology, sociology, gender studies, and family studies will also find this an invaluable resource. "In Intervention for Men who Batter, Drs. Edleson and Tolman provide practitioners and policymakers with a comprehensive, multisystem framework for understanding the causes and consequences of woman abuse and empirically based intervention strategies to treat it. . . . The authors have written a comprehensive overview of the male battering literature which they communicate in a clear, well-organized way. I would recommend this book highly . . . as a beginning foray into the male battering literature, particularly those workers who are interested in strengthening their group work skills. The more sophisticated social worker will find the bibliography helpful for referencing the empirical and theoretical studies that provide the foundation that this important body of work is based upon." --Andrew W. Safyer, Boston University "The authors show all the individual and social-cultural factors that contribute to and support men who batter their intimate partners. They then explain what is needed to stop the abuse, including community intervention projects. The book presents cutting-edge ideas." --The Women's Advocate "I have now obtained your book and found it very useful--we are recommending it to students. Congratulations on a clear, concise, useful and thoughtful summary." --Gabrielle Maxwell, Office of the Commissioner for Children Wellington, New Zealand ABOUT THE SERIES: "A project with an exciting blend of scholarship and practical expertise." --David Finkelhor, University of New Hampshire



Programs for Men who Batter

Programs for Men who Batter Author Etiony Aldarondo
ISBN-10 9781887554251
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 518
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Batterer Intervention Systems

Batterer Intervention Systems Author Edward W. Gondolf
ISBN-10 0761916628
Release 2002
Pages 254
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One of the most burning debates in the domestic violence field is over the effectiveness of batterer programs and how to improve them. Batterer Intervention Systems responds to this debate with research from a multi-site evaluation of batterer programs—the most comprehensive and extensive evaluation to date. It critiques current experimental evaluations, exposes the complex issues of evaluation, and presents alternatives to assessing effectiveness. A four-year follow-up of program participants reveals a surprising de-escalation of abuse, a subgroup of unresponsive repeat reassaulters, and the difficulty in identifying the most dangerous men. Conventional batterer counseling appears to be appropriate for the vast majority of men. Most of all, the book shows that the "system" matters and can be improved through some straightforward adjustments.



The Future of Batterer Programs

The Future of Batterer Programs Author Edward W. Gondolf
ISBN-10 9781555537708
Release 2012
Pages 317
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A critical assessment of the research related to batterer programs with recommendations for heightened engagement of men, ongoing risk management, and better coordination of courts and services



Tackling Domestic Violence

Tackling Domestic Violence Author Nicole Westmarland
ISBN-10 WISC:89114312580
Release 2005
Pages 134
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"In July 2000 the Home Office awarded £6.3 million as part of the £250 million Crime Reduction Programme (CRP) to fund 34 pilot projects that aimed to develop and implement local strategies to reduce domestic violence, rape and sexual assault. Of these 34 projects, 27 focused on domestic violence and seven on rape and sexual assault. The 27 domestic violence projects were split into seven packages according to their main interventions (criminal and civil justice; protection and prevention; Black and other ethnic minorities; health; multi-service; education; and rural work) and were evaluated by teams based at the University of Bristol (with Nottingham, Sunderland and Warwick), University of East London and London South Bank University (both the Criminal Policy Research Unit and the Faculty of Health and Social Care). In this overview material from all the evaluations is used to present the main findings from the 27 CRP domestic violence projects"--P. 7.