The identification of implicit theories in domestic violence perpetrators

Dempsey, Bernadette and Day, Andrew 2011, The identification of implicit theories in domestic violence perpetrators, International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 416-429, doi: 10.1177/0306624X10363448.

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Title The identification of implicit theories in domestic violence perpetrators
Author(s) Dempsey, Bernadette
Day, Andrew
Journal name International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology
Volume number 55
Issue number 3
Start page 416
End page 429
Total pages 14
Publisher Sage
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2011-05
ISSN 0306-624X
Keyword(s) domestic violence
implicit theories
Summary An understanding of how the beliefs of domestically violent offenders might influence their abusive behavior is central to the development and delivery of any intervention program that aims to reduce the risk of further violence against women and children. This article reports the results of a preliminary investigation into the core beliefs of a sample of domestically violent men. Three major themes emerged from an analysis of the accounts of their violence, which were understood in relation to three implicit theories that participants held about themselves, their relationships, and the world. These are discussed in terms of previous studies of offender cognition, how domestic violence programs might be conceptualized, and their implications for practice.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/0306624X10363448
Field of Research 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure
Socio Economic Objective 940403 Criminal Justice
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011 SAGE Publications
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