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NCJ Number: 229488 Find in a Library
Title: Introduction to Part II of the Special Issue on Female Offenders of Intimate Partner Violence
Journal: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma  Volume:18  Issue:7  Dated:October-November 2009  Pages:667-671
Author(s): Lisa Conradi; Robert Geffner
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 5
Publisher: http://www.taylorandfrancis.com 
Type: Literature Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper presents a collection of articles addressing the gap in the literature that exists regarding the role of context and motivation in women's use of violence in their intimate relationships and treatment implications for this population.
Abstract: The literature on female offenders of intimate partner violence (IPV) continues to stress the importance of assessing the context and motivation of women's use of violence and the need to adapt interventions to meet the needs of these women. This special issue is the second of a two-part issue that critically examines the prevalence of female offenders of IPV and addresses the gaps in current research. The six articles contained in this issue provide updated research on the context and motivation of women's use of violence in intimate relationships and present examples of current treatment strategies for this population. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Violent females
Index Term(s): Abused women; Domestic assault; Female offenders; Literature reviews; Violence; Violence causes; Violent women
Note: Special issue on Female Offenders of Intimate Partner Violence, Part II, for additional information see NCJ-229489-494.
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