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NCJ Number: NCJ 242705     Find in a Library
Title: Implicit Theories in Intimate Partner Violence Offenders
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Author(s): Sarah Weldon ; Elizabeth Gilchrist
  Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:27  Issue:8  Dated:November 2012  Pages:761 to 772
Date Published: 11/2012
Page Count: 12
  Annotation: This study examined cognitive characteristics of intimate partner violence (IPV) offenders.
Abstract: Cognitive characteristics of intimate partner violence (IPV) offenders have received considerable attention recently. The implicit theories underlying these cognitions have yet to be evidenced using accounts of IPV males. In this study, interpretative phenomenological analysis was used to analyze interview transcripts of six IPV offenders currently serving a custodial sentence in a Scottish prison to identify potential implicit theories. Analyses resulted in the identification of 11 potential implicit theories of IPV: “violence is acceptable;” “grievance/revenge;” “need for control;” “real man;” “entitlement/women are objects;” “male sex drive is uncontrollable/policing partner;” “women are provoking;” “rejection/abandonment;” “women as supportive;” “external factors responsible;” and “nature of harm.” The implicit theories are compared across other groups of offender and implications for offender interventions discussed. Abstract published by arrangement with Springer.
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Male offenders ; Violent offenders ; Analysis ; Cognitive developmental theory ; Scotland
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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