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NCJ Number: 221826 Find in a Library
Title: Prognostic Indicator Scale for the Treatment of Partner Abuse Perpetrators
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:18  Issue:9  Dated:September 2003  Pages:1087-1105
Author(s): Christopher M. Murphy; Tanya M. Morrel; Jeffrey D. Elliott; Tara M. Neavins
Date Published: September 2003
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD 21250
Grant Number: R03-MH56373
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined prognostic indicators in group treatment for violence recidivism among male domestic abuse perpetrators.
Abstract: The Partner Abuse Prognostic Scale (PAPS) provided consistent prediction of partner violence recidivism. It predicted outcome uniquely relative to a continuous measure of relationship aggression and produced no evidence of differential prediction across two distinct forms of treatment. Psychological aggression was the only pretreatment variable that consistently added significant prediction of recidivism beyond the PAPS. The findings provide initial support for the use of the PAPS in research contexts. Further research will be needed to establish cutoffs for clinical case management and treatment planning. This study examined 17 prognostic indicators in group treatment for 95 partner violent men to assess aggression history, psychoactive substance use, severity of relationship abuse problems, and current demographic factors. A total prognostic index, labeled PAPS, predicted outcome variables derived from both victim report and criminal justice data. Tables, notes, references
Main Term(s): Recidivism causes
Index Term(s): Abusing spouses; Domestic assault; Instrument validation; Recidivism; Testing and measurement; Violence prediction; Violent men; Violent offenders
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