Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 5, 2008

Caring and Compassion When Working with Offenders of Crime and Violence
Getting tougher on men who use violence is a rallying cry for people on both sides of the political spectrum. This article challenges the notion that a punitive framework increases safety and promotes nonviolence. The dominant worldview in today's culture...
Motivational Interviewing as a Mechanism for Change in Men Who Batter: A Randomized Controlled Trial
The present study reports on the potential effectiveness of motivational interviewing (MI) in changing the way batterers think about their violent behavior. Thirty-three domestic violence offenders who were court-mandated to treatment were randomly assigned...
Motivational Interviewing as a Pregroup Intervention for Partner-Violent Men
This study investigated the effects of a pregroup motivational intervention for domestic abuse perpetrators. Men presenting for treatment at a community domestic violence agency ( N = 108) were assigned to receive either a two-session intake using the...
Patterns of Abuse in Male Same-Sex Relationships
Previous studies of abuse in male same-sex relationships have been limited by convenience samples and/or by incomplete assessments of partner abuse. We examined patterns of same-sex partner abuse in a random sample of 284 gay and bisexual men. Respondents...
The Denial of Emergency Protection: Factors Associated with Court Decision Making
Despite the importance of civil orders of protection as a legal resource for victims of intimate partner violence, research is limited in this area, and most studies focus on the process following a court's initial issuance of an emergency order. The...