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Title: Evaluating Criminal Justice Sanctions for Domestic Violence (From Trends, Risks, and Interventions in Lethal Violence: Proceedings of the Third Annual Spring Symposium of the Homicide Research Working Group, P 239-263, 1995, Carolyn Block and Richard Block, eds.)
Author(s): R P Dobash; R E Dobash
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper describes a comparative evaluation of two Scottish programs for men convicted of a violent offense against their female partner.
Abstract: Both CHANGE and the Lothian Domestic Violence Probation Project (LDVPP) are modeled on American programs for violent men, which conceptualize the problem of male violence as a play for power and control and promote cognitive-behavioral methods to modify violent behavior. Data collected through interviews and court records suggested that arrest, prosecution, and punishment appeared to reduce the prevalence of subsequent offending for the sample. Women whose partners participated in CHANGE of LDVPP reported the men were less likely to have committed a subsequent violent act, or at least committed fewer offenses during the follow-up period. The women also reported that their husbands used fewer controlling behaviors, and indicated that their quality of life had improved as a result of the treatment. 5 figures, 4 tables, and 31 references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Abusing spouses; Criminology; Program evaluation; Scotland; Spouse abuse treatment programs; Statistics
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