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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241319     Find in a Library
  Title: Readiness to Change, Partner Violence Subtypes, and Treatment Outcomes Among Men in Treatment for Partner Assault
  Author(s): Christopher Eckhardt, Ph.D. ; Amy Holtzworth-Munroe, Ph.D. ; Bradley Norlander, Ph.D. ; Ashley Sibley, Ph.D. ; Melissa Cahill, Ph.D.
  Journal: Violence and Victims  Volume:23  Issue:4  Dated:2008  Pages:446 to 475
  Date Published: 2008
  Page Count: 30
  Annotation: Men court-mandated to attend a batterer's intervention program (BIP) were evaluated to determine whether pre-BIP readiness to change and the presence of partner violence subtypes predicted BIP completion, criminal recidivism, and postadjudication partner violence 6 months post-BIP.
  Abstract: Men court-mandated to attend a batterer's intervention program (BIP) were evaluated to determine whether pre-BIP readiness to change and the presence of partner violence subtypes predicted BIP completion, criminal recidivism, and postadjudication partner violence 6 months post-BIP. Of the 199 subject sample, 40 percent did not complete BIP. Four readiness-to-change clusters were found, with most men (76 percent) reporting change-resistant stages-of-change profiles. The partner violence typology reported by Holtzworth-Munroe et al. (2000) was supported with clustering into four subtypes: family only (FO), low-level antisocial (LLA), borderline/dysphoric (BD), and generally violent/antisocial (GVA). BIP completion was predicted by violence subtype (with BD and GVA more likely to drop out) but not by pre-BIP readiness to change. Men rearrested scored higher on the precontemplative stage of change and were more likely to be in the BD and GVA subtypes. Implications for counseling strategies are discussed. (Published Abstract)
  Main Term(s): Victims of violence
  Index Term(s): Counseling ; Violent offenders ; Behavior modification ; Attitude change ; Domestic assault ; Abusing spouses ; Offender profiles ; Domestic assault prevention ; Spouse abuse treatment programs ; Offender attitudes ; Treatment effectiveness ; NIJ grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 99-WT-VX-0012
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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