Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 1, 1988

Editorial
We begin Volume 3 with a special issue on men who abuse their female partners, edited by Daniel J. Sonkin and Donald G. Dutton. I have asked the editors to use the balance of the editorial to introduce the issue and to discuss the topic's importance...
Exposure to Violence in the Families-of-Origin among Wife-Abusers and Maritally Nonviolent Men
This study examined violence in the families-of-origin among wife assaulters and maritally nonviolent men. Participants were 26 wife abusers and 18 nonviolent men in therapy. Early exposure to marital violence and child abuse was assessed through interviews...
Personality Characteristics of Spouse Abusers: A Controlled Comparison
The present study compared male spouse abusers, with and without alcohol problems, with age-matched, nonabusive males on measures of personality style, personality disorder, dysphoria, and a number of demographic measures. There were no differences among...
Profiling of Wife Assaulters: Preliminary Evidence for a Trimodal Analysis
A review of the experimental literature on wife assault causation indicates that differing "profiles" of wife assaulters have been developed by different research strategies. Profiles based on interviews with victims suggest a tyrannical, personality-disordered...
The Male Batterer: Clinical and Research Issues
Since 1977, treatment and education programs for men who are assaultive toward spouses have proliferated across the country. Due to the great risk these men have posed to family members, many of the early intervention strategies were based on clinical...