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, 55 (3). pp. 416-429.

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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.

Item ID: 47140
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1552-6933
Keywords: domestic violence, implicit theories, rehabilitation
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 07:50
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920203 Diagnostic Methods @ 100%
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