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NCJ Number: 229493 Find in a Library
Title: Female Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence: Within-Group Heterogeneity, Related Psychopathology, and a Review of Current Treatment with Recommendations for the Future
Journal: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma  Volume:18  Issue:7  Dated:October-November 2009  Pages:752-769
Author(s): Julie Goldenson; Alicia Spidel; Caroline Greaves; Donald Dutton
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 18
Type: Literature Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This literature review highlights findings on the prevalence of female-perpetrated intimate partner violence (IPV), the context and motivation for women’s use of violence, the characteristics and psychopathology of these women, current treatment, and recommendations to help inform the development of future treatment strategies.
Abstract: Female perpetrators of intimate partner violence (IPV) are now beginning to receive some scholarly attention both in Canada and the United States, particularly with zero tolerance policies and the increasing number of female arrestees. This article reviews research on the relative prevalence of IPV (comparing males and females) and the context and motivation for perpetration and female perpetrators’ general psychopathology (e.g., their attachment issues, trauma experiences, and personality organization). The article not only examines intergroup comparisons between women and men, but also highlights some of the intragroup heterogeneity within female perpetrators of the IPV population. The aim of this review is also to describe some of the current treatment approaches and provide recommendations for the future. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Violent females
Index Term(s): Dating Violence; Domestic assault; Female offenders; Females; Literature reviews; Psychological evaluation; Violence; Violent women
Note: Special issue on Female Offenders of Initimate Partner Violence, Part II, for additional information see NCJ-229488-492 and NCJ-229494.
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