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NCJ Number: 201222 Find in a Library
Title: Violence Against Women: Synthesis of Research on Offender Interventions
Series: NIJ Research Report
Author(s): Daniel G. Saunders; Richard M. Hamill
Date Published: June 2003
Page Count: 43
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Grant Number: 98-WT-VX-K011
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This federally funded report provides an overview of the latest empirical research on interventions for men who assault women, physically or sexually.
Abstract: Despite an accumulation of studies evaluating programs for domestic violence offenders, rigorous studies are few and firm conclusions cannot be made yet about intervention effectiveness. This report funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, offers a synthesis of the most recent research on intervention for men who assault women (i.e., wives, girlfriends, and acquaintances). The report begins with a description of the major components of existing programs and describes what is known about effective assessment and treatment methods. Several topics of interest to practitioners are covered including increasing the batter’s motivation for treatment; assessing dangerousness and risk of recidivism; assessing and addressing complication factors, such as illiteracy, mental illness, and substance abuse; judging the quality of domestic violence and sexual assault program evaluations; and innovations and issues requiring additional research including prison programs, integrated substance abuse and offender interventions, attachment disorders, leader gender, treatment length, conjoint versus gender-specific formats, and program standards. Also, discussed is the role of research in resolving controversial issues and the characteristics of sound evaluations. References
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Abused women; Battered wives; Domestic assault; Intervention; Male offenders; NIJ grant-related documents; Research uses in policymaking; Sexual assault victims; Treatment; Treatment intervention model; Treatment offender matching
Note: For additional information related to this grant see NCJ-198372, NCJ-199577-579, NCJ-199660, NCJ-199760-761, and NCJ-199911-912.
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