Aetiology and treatment of intimate partner violence perpetrators in England and Wales

Bloomfield, Sinead Eimar (2019). Aetiology and treatment of intimate partner violence perpetrators in England and Wales. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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This thesis aims to investigate the aetiology and types of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) perpetrators within the criminal Justice system of England and Wales and to conduct an outcome evaluation of Domestic Violence (DV) programmes delivered in the criminal justice system of England and Wales. Following an introduction providing context around the literature into IPV, the thesis is split into two parts. Part One explores the aetiology of IPV by first investigating whether there are any similarities and/or differences between male and female perpetrators static and criminogenic need factors using the Offender Assessment System risk and need tool assessment. Then six men and four female IPV perpetrators own experiences of IPV perpetration are explored to identify themes related to their behavior. A discussion around a proposed integrated model to understand IPV incorporating the Nested Ecological Model and the General Aggression models is then provided. Part 2 provides the findings of an outcome study using propensity score matching techniques of two domestic violence treatment programmes delivered in England and Wales. Additionally, changes on a range of criminogenic factors measured using a battery of psychometric tests is explored. The implication of the findings for future assessment and treatment options are discussed.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
Licence: All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
School or Department: School of Psychology
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)


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