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The Pathways model of assault : a qualitative analysis of the assault offender and offence

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posted on 2009-09-01, 00:00 authored by J Chambers, Tony Ward, L Eccleston, M Brown
Research on offending behavior rehabilitation suggests that offenders would gain the maximum benefit from programs that reflect the individual needs of different types of offender. Multivariate theories of offending behavior are thus required to inform individualized rehabilitation. The aim of the current study was to construct a multivariate model for the prolific offense of assault. Qualitative methodology was used to construct a descriptive model of assault for 25 adult assault offenders. The model incorporated the development of violent behavior, types of anger, violence motivation, and the assault offense. The model consisted of 14 categories, 10 of which allowed for individual differences in behavior. A total of 35 participant transcripts were then coded through the model where the individual differences occurred. Five main offense types were found. The characteristics of the types of assault offense gave indications for how rehabilitation may be targeted for each group.

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Journal

Journal of interpersonal violence

Volume

24

Issue

9

Pagination

1423 - 1449

Publisher

Sage Publications

Location

Beverly Hills, Calif.

ISSN

0886-2605

eISSN

1552-6518

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2009, SAGE Publications

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