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Applying the good lives model to male perpetrators of domestic violence

Langlands, Robyn L., Ward, Tony and Gilchrist, Elizabeth 2009, Applying the good lives model to male perpetrators of domestic violence, Behaviour change, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 113-129.

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Title Applying the good lives model to male perpetrators of domestic violence
Author(s) Langlands, Robyn L.
Ward, Tony
Gilchrist, Elizabeth
Journal name Behaviour change
Volume number 26
Issue number 2
Start page 113
End page 129
Publisher Australian Academic Press
Place of publication Bowen Hills, Qld.
Publication date 2009-06
ISSN 0813-4839
Keyword(s) Good Lives Model
domestic violence
offenders
Summary Domestic violence is a pervasive social problem that has devastating emotional, physical, psychological, and financial costs for individuals, families, and communities. Despite the widespread use of current intervention programmes, recent reviews have demonstrated that these have only a small impact on the reduction of recidivism. In this article, we briefly summarise the features identified in the literature that distinguish domestically violent men from those who do not engage in such behaviours. We then explore the most common interventions used to treat domestic violence offenders and discuss the limitations of these interventions, before outlining the assumptions of the Good Lives Model (GLM), a strengthbased approach to the treatment of offenders. We discuss the advantages of using the GLM compared to existing approaches and finally, we consider future directions for the use of the GLM in domestic violence interventions.
Language eng
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Australian Academic Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30034191

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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