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Descriptive model of the offence process of women violent offenders : distal background variables

Murdoch, Sharlene, Vess, James and Ward, Tony 2010, Descriptive model of the offence process of women violent offenders : distal background variables, Psychiatry, psychology and law, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 368-384, doi: 10.1080/13218710903421316.

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Title Descriptive model of the offence process of women violent offenders : distal background variables
Author(s) Murdoch, Sharlene
Vess, James
Ward, Tony
Journal name Psychiatry, psychology and law
Volume number 17
Issue number 3
Start page 368
End page 384
Total pages 17
Publisher Australian Academic Press Pty. Ltd.
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2010-08
ISSN 1321-8719
1934-1687
Keyword(s) distal variables
female offenders
grounded theory
violent offending
Summary The literature indicates two areas of growing concern in regard to the perpetration of violence by women. One is that the incidence of violence perpetrated by women is increasing across jurisdictions. The other is that despite their growing numbers the knowledge and understanding of violent women has been greatly hindered by the general lack of empirical investigation of this population. The present study uses a grounded theory approach to develop a preliminary descriptive model of the offence process of women violent offenders. The women's violent offence model (WVOM) has four distinct levels or phases. The current article addresses the first of these in detail, consisting of the distal background variables. This phase of the model includes experiences of childhood and adolescence, providing preliminary insight into the more stable distal predispositional factors underlying women's violent offending.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13218710903421316
Field of Research 170104 Forensic Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 940408 Rehabilitation and Correctional Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, Psychiatry, Psychology & Law, Routledge
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