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

Chambers, Jemma C., Ward, Tony, Eccleston, Lynne and Brown, Mark 2009, The Pathways model of assault : a qualitative analysis of the assault offender and offence, Journal of interpersonal violence, vol. 24, no. 9, pp. 1423-1449, doi: 10.1177/0886260508323668.

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Title The Pathways model of assault : a qualitative analysis of the assault offender and offence
Author(s) Chambers, Jemma C.
Ward, Tony
Eccleston, Lynne
Brown, Mark
Journal name Journal of interpersonal violence
Volume number 24
Issue number 9
Start page 1423
End page 1449
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication Beverly Hills, Calif.
Publication date 2009-09
ISSN 0886-2605
Keyword(s) offender
Summary 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.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/0886260508323668
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, SAGE Publications
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