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NCJ Number: 186508 Find in a Library
Title: Socio-Demographic Indicators of Intervention Program Completion With the Male Court-Referred Perpetrator of Partner Abuse
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:28  Issue:6  Dated:November/December 2000  Pages:517-526
Author(s): David N. Yarbrough; Priscilla W. Blanton
Editor(s): Kent B. Joscelyn
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 10
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The purpose of this study was to identify socio-demographic indicators of the court-referred perpetrator-as-client who successfully completed a partner abuse perpetrator intervention program versus the perpetrator-as-client who was unsuccessful.
Abstract: Data for a record profile descriptive analysis were collected from clinical records and police reports on men who had been arrested for either domestic violence assault or domestic violence harassment and who were court-referred to the participating intervention program for perpetrators of domestic violence. Perpetrators, identified between December 1990 and March 1993, were involved in male-to-female intimate relationship violence and were confirmed as appropriate referrals by an intake counselor. Of 294 perpetrators, 286 case records contained adequate information for coding. Significant associations were noted between alcohol use at the time of arrest and perpetrator program completion. Additional associations with program completion status included perpetrator employment history, perpetrator level of violence, and victim hospitalization. Findings suggest perpetrator-as-client intervention programs may benefit by implementing comprehensive screening procedures and by developing interagency cooperation in terms of job training and access to opportunities for stable employment. Implications of the findings for clinical practice are discussed. 40 references and 5 tables
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Abused women; Abusing spouses; Alcohol-crime relationship; Alcohol-Related Offenses; Criminal justice research; Domestic assault prevention; Female victims; Male offenders; Sociological analyses; Victims of violent crime; Violence prevention; Violent men
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