Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 4, 1996

A Large Sample Empirical Typology of Male Spouse Abusers and Its Relationship to Dimensions of Abuse
A number of studies have described typologies of domestically violent men. Holtzworth-Munroe and Stuart (1994) recently proposed a theoretical model for predicting violence severity and generality from personality "type." The present study, using data...
Comparing the Emotional Reactions and Behavioral Intentions of Violent and Nonviolent Husbands to Aggressive, Distressed, and Other Wife Behaviors
The present study was designed to compare the self-reported emotional reactions and behavioral intentions of violent and nonviolent husbands to a variety of wife behaviors depicted with standardized stimuli. We recruited four subject groups, including...
Desistance of Husband Aggression in the Early Years of Marriage
Desistance of husband marital aggression was investigated over a 3-year time span. One hundred and eighty-eight couples who had experienced husband aggression in the first year of marriage were followed to the third year of marriage. Overall 23.9% of...
Feminist-Cognitive-Behavioral and Process-Psychodynamic Treatments for Men Who Batter: Interaction of Abuser Traits and Treatment Models
At a community-based domestic violence program, 218 men with a history of partner abuse were randomly assigned to either feminist-cognitive-behavioral or process-psychodynamic group treatments. The treatments were not hypothesized to differ in outcome....
Generalized versus Spouse-Specific Anger/Hostility and Men's Violence against Intimates
The present study examined the extent to which generalized versus spouse-specific anger/hostility was associated with partner violence in 263 men seeking conjoint marital therapy. Clinic men were classified as nonviolent (NV), moderately violent (MV),...
Men Who Batter: Recent History and Research
In 1988 Violence and Victims published a special issue on wife assaulters (Sonkin & Dutton, 1988). Included were a review of abuser types, a study of alcoholic and nonalcoholic batterers, and a comparison of batterers and nonviolent men. Many more...
Psychological Factors in the Longitudinal Course of Battering: When Do the Couples Split Up? When Does the Abuse Decrease?
The longitudinal course of battering was investigated over a 2-year time span. Forty-five batterers and their spouses were assessed with self-report, psychophysiological, and marital interaction measures. Both the stability of the relationship and of...
The Applicability of the Theory of Planned Behavior to Abusive Men's Cessation of Violent Behavior
This study examined the ability of Ajzen's (1988; 1991) Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) to explain men's cessation of violent behavior. TPB suggests that a man's intention to abuse his female partner, and therefore his subsequent abusive behavior will...