The Future of Batterer Programs

Reassessing Evidence-based Practice

Author: Edward W. Gondolf

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1555537707

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 317

View: 8083


A critical assessment of the research related to batterer programs with recommendations for heightened engagement of men, ongoing risk management, and better coordination of courts and services

Battered Women, Their Children, and International Law

The Unintended Consequences of the Hague Child Abduction Convention

Author: Taryn Lindhorst,Jeffrey L. Edleson

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1555538045

Category: Law

Page: 258

View: 6099


An eye-opening appraisal of how current Hague Child Abduction Convention agreements unintentionally harm abused women and their children

Clergy Sexual Abuse

Social Science Perspectives

Author: Claire M. Renzetti,Sandra Yocum

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1555538096

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 814


An examination of the clergy sexual abuse crisis from diverse scholarly perspectives

Male Peer Support and Violence Against Women

The History and Verification of a Theory

Author: Walter S. DeKeseredy,Martin D. Schwartz

Publisher: Northeastern University Press

ISBN: 1555538347

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 5292


An important and timely reassessment of a crucial theory in male violence against women

It Could Happen to Anyone

Why Battered Women Stay

Author: Alyce D. LaViolette,Ola W. Barnett

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483324346

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

View: 2665


The widely read and highly praised bestseller It Could Happen to Anyone offers a unique amalgamation of the practical clinical experience of Alyce LaViolette and the extensive research of Ola Barnett on battered women and their batterers. Fully updated and revised, this Third Edition includes a wealth of new material and case examples, while retained sections have been carefully rewritten to reflect contemporary thinking. This important text continues to provide understanding and empathy regarding the plight of battered women as they attempt to find safety. The integration of current knowledge with learning theory explains how any woman's previous life experiences along with the effects of battering might influence her to stay with her abuser. The book's content also explains how some social institutions, such as the criminal justice system, cannot be counted upon to protect her, thus making it dangerous for her to leave or stay. In extreme cases, she may even be killed. From a more optimistic viewpoint, the book describes many innovations geared to assist battered women through shelters, transitional housing, and temporary income support. This extensively revised and expanded new edition is a must read for anyone working in or training to work in a helping role for issues in domestic violence.

Assessing Dangerousness, Third Edition

Domestic Violence Offenders and Child Abusers

Author: Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN,Jill Messing, PhD, MSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826133274

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 238

View: 8499


Practitioners in the social, behavioral, and health fields often work with perpetrators and survivors of interpersonal violence. Many are asked to make predictions about the likelihood of future violence. Assessing Dangerousness reviews the intricacies of predicting intimate partner violence and homicide as well as child abuse and homicide to better prepare readers to make such assessments. Extensively revised, this classic volume highlights the latest research in clear and accessible language. Each contributor, a noted expert in their field, has faced the difficult task of assessing the risk of intimate partner violence and child abuse in courtrooms, clinics, shelters, hospitals, schools, and more. Their experience in research and practice makes this the go-to resource for anyone required to make predictions about violent behavior in family settings. Assessing Dangerousness, Third Edition: Presents clinical and court examples requiring the assessment of risk and danger that appeals to practitioners in social work, psychology, nursing, counseling, criminology, and public health. Introduces an evidence based approach that practitioners can use to integrate risk assessment in a variety of settings. Covers the latest risk assessment instruments for use in the field including the Danger Assessment, the DVSI-R, and the ODARA. Highlights the newest and most promising applications of risk assessment such as the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence Lethality Assessment Program. Synthesizes related legal and ethical issues to help practitioners implement risk assessment in a responsible way. Identifies prediction factors and risk markers for use in interventions. Exposes the overlap between child and intimate partner homicide, instrumental in identifying families with multiple risks. Presents the latest research on the risk of re-assault in intimate partner violence and risk over the life course. Reviews the latest version of Dr. Campbell’s Danger Assessment, the most widely used homicide risk assessment instrument for intimate partner violence survivors. Introduces two new authors in the chapters on child abuse lethality assessments and risk of IPV exposing readers to the rising stars in the field.

Best Practices for the Mentally Ill in the Criminal Justice System

Author: Lenore E.A. Walker,James M. Pann,David L. Shapiro,Vincent B. Van Hasselt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319216562

Category: Psychology

Page: 88

View: 5456


This timely brief resource introduces a new evidence-based model for treatment of mentally ill individuals in jails, with emphasis on community-based options. Forensic mental health experts review police alternatives to arresting mentally ill persons in confrontations, the efficacy of problem-solving courts, and continuity of care between jail and community. The book's best-practices approach extends to frequently related issues such as addiction, domestic violence, juvenile considerations, and trauma and describes successful programs coordinating judicial and clinical systems. These guidelines for decriminalizing non-violent behaviors and making appropriate services available to those with mental problems should also help address issues affecting the justice system, such as overcrowding. Included in the coverage: The Best Practices Model. Best practices in law enforcement crisis interventions with the mentally ill. Problem-solving courts and therapeutic jurisprudence. Competency restoration programs. A review of best practices for the treatment of persons with mental illness in jail. Conclusions, recommendations, and helpful appendices. With its practical vision for systemic improvement, Best Practices Model for Intervention with the Mentally Ill in the Criminal Justice System is progressive reading for practitioners in the mental health field, especially practitioners working with inmates, as well as for stakeholders in the law enforcement and justice systems.

Crime and Justice at the Millennium

Essays by and in Honor of Marvin E. Wolfgang

Author: Robert A. Silverman,Terence P. Thornberry,Bernard Cohen,Barry Krisberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475748833

Category: Social Science

Page: 404

View: 2606


Ira Lipman Marvin Wolfgang was the greatest criminologist in the United States of America in the last half of the 20th century, if not the entire century. We first met on March 3, 1977, in Philadelphia. I sought him out after his work with Edwin Newman's NBC Reports: Violence in America. He was a tender, loving, caring individual who loved excellence-whether it be an intellectual challenge, the arts or any other pursuit. It is a great privilege to take part in honoring Marvin Wolfgang, a great American. Our approaches to the subject of crime came from different perspectives one as a researcher and the other as the founder of one of the world's largest security services companies. We both wanted to understand the causes of crime, and our discussions began a more than 21-year friendship, based on mutual respect and shared values. Dr. Wolfgang's scholarship aimed for the goal of promoting a safer, more prosperous society, one in which economic opportunity replaced criminal enterprise. He never saw crime in isolation but as part of a complex web of social relations. Only by understanding the causes and patterns of crime can society find ways to prevent it. Only through scholarship can the criminal justice community influence policy makers. To encourage the innovative scholarship that marked Marvin's career, Guardsmark established the Lipman Criminology Library at the University of Pennsylvania, at his request, and created a national criminology award in his name, the Wolfgang Award for Distinguished Achievement in Criminology.

Batterer Intervention Systems

Issues, Outcomes, and Recommendations

Author: Edward W. Gondolf

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761916628

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 254

View: 8093


One of the most burning debates in the domestic violence field is over the effectiveness of batterer programs and how to improve them. Batterer Intervention Systems responds to this debate with research from a multi-site evaluation of batterer programs—the most comprehensive and extensive evaluation to date. It critiques current experimental evaluations, exposes the complex issues of evaluation, and presents alternatives to assessing effectiveness. A four-year follow-up of program participants reveals a surprising de-escalation of abuse, a subgroup of unresponsive repeat reassaulters, and the difficulty in identifying the most dangerous men. Conventional batterer counseling appears to be appropriate for the vast majority of men. Most of all, the book shows that the "system" matters and can be improved through some straightforward adjustments.

All Too Familiar

Sexual Abuse of Women in U.S. State Prisons

Author: Women's Rights Project (Human Rights Watch)

Publisher: Human Rights Watch

ISBN: 9781564321534

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 347

View: 3385


Federal and State Law

Domestic Violence Offenders

Current Interventions, Research, and Implications for Policies and Standards

Author: Robert Geffner,Alan Rosenbaum

Publisher: Haworth Press

ISBN: 9780789019318

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 307

View: 9215


Women's shelters and safe houses were a good first step, but they only address part of the problem. Learn what else must be done to address the problem of domestic violence! Domestic Violence Offenders presents recent research, current interventions, and legal standards for people arrested for domestic violence. It also addresses the controversies that have arisen in the wake of the mandatory standards for batterer interventions that have been established by various jurisdictions, examining the type of treatment modality and content permitted by various jurisdictions, the duration of treatment, and the relationship of the various standards to actual research. This essential book also provides suggestions for a more inclusive, less rigid process for creating standards and policies for use with this population. Handy tables and charts make the information easily accessible. From the editors: "The initial societal response to intimate partner violence was the development of the shelter movement for battered women. Women's shelters and/or safe houses developed in almost all major population areas throughout the United States and abroad. The goals were to provide a safe environment for abused women and their children, to offer advocacy, counseling, and medical services, and to empower women to leave their abusers. While shelters continue to serve these and other critical needs and are an essential part of the service delivery system for battered women, they address only part of the problem. Left untreated, batterers often will continue to abuse their partners who leave shelters and return to the relationship. If their partners leave the relationship, the batterers may find new victims to abuse. The response to this harsh reality was the development of batterer intervention programs." Domestic Violence Offenders provides you with informed discussions of: the implications of research and policies for those providing interventions why it is premature for states to establish certain rigid standards for batterer programs, and how some of the current standards may produce more harm than good the history of batterer intervention programs completion and recidivism among court- and self-referred batterers the Alternatives to Violence program and the experiences and perceptions of its founder common aspects of various intervention programs--confidentiality, group structure and length, partner contacts, leadership configuration, and program goals topics addressed by most programs--power and control, anger management, substance abuse, stress reduction, parenting, communication, and more the controversial and often misunderstood issue of female partner aggression and violence the Stages of Change approach to domestic violence treatment lethality assessment and safety planning for partners of batterers the advantages of conjoint therapy for certain types of cases the Illinois Protocol for batterer programs outcome research on programs for batterers and a great deal more!

Domestic Partner Abuse

Author: L. Kevin Hamberger, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826190925

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 248

View: 3063


This volume makes a signal contribution to understanding and treating couples' abuse. The editors and contributors expand the models of abusive relationships to include the special concerns of gay and lesbian couples, mutually violent partners, abusive women, and others. Based on a special issue of the respected journal Violence and Victims, the book shatters myths surrounding domestic violence and sheds new light on a complex social problem. This volume will be a resource for counselors, therapists, and social workers concerned with domestic violence, as well as for students and educators in the field.

Assessing dangerousness

violence by sexual offenders, batterers, and child abusers

Author: Jacquelyn Campbell

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

View: 8737


Using a firm research and theoretical approach, this volume brings together experts in the fields of health, mental health, and criminal justice to predict future violence. In language accessible to clinicians, Assessing Dangerousness discusses the prediction of homicide in spouse abuse, of child abuse using the Child Abuse Potential Inventory, of further violence by sexual offenders, and of further assault by batterers. The contributors, wellknown in their areas of expertise, discuss accurate measurement using tested instruments as well as the role of clinical observations. The introductory chapter presents the theoretical and clinical issues involved in predicting violence in general, and the final chapter summarizes the major points and presents the health and judicial implications of the findings. "Learning how to predict violence is an important skill. This book is the equivalent of a university course on the subject." --Ron MacIssac, review in What's Happening, Victoria, B.C. "This text addresses one of the most difficult issues in the assessment and treatment of violent individuals--assessing their degree of dangerousness and risk of recidivism. Assessing Dangerousness takes the reader through an educated discussion of the different models for assessing dangerousness that have appeared since the 1950s and 1960s up until the present and, most significantly, presents up-to-date approaches to tackling such assessment areas as physical and sexual abuse, sexual assault, and wife assault. Drawing on the research and clinical expertise of prominent individuals, the text accomplishes its task of describing the importance and the limitations to assessing risk of dangerousness. The volume should appeal to professionals in law, criminal justice, psychology, social work, psychiatry, and many related disciplines." --David A. Wolfe, University of Western Ontario "Highly recommended." --Family Violence & Sexual Assault Bulletin Book Club

The Other Half of Gender

Men's Issues in Development

Author: Ian Bannon,Maria Correia

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821365061

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

View: 2089


This book is an attempt to bring the gender and development debate full circle-from a much-needed focus on empowering women to a more comprehensive gender framework that considers gender as a system that affects both women and men. The chapters in this book explore definitions of masculinity and male identities in a variety of social contexts, drawing from experiences in Latin America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa. It draws on a slowly emerging realization that attaining the vision of gender equality will be difficult, if not impossible, without changing the ways in which masculinities are defined and acted upon. Although changing male gender norms will be a difficult and slow process, we must begin by understanding how versions of masculinities are defined and acted upon.

Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence

Author: Nicky Ali Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135880123

Category: Reference

Page: 820

View: 1400


The Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence is a modern reference from the leading international scholars in domestic violence research. This ground-breaking project has created the first ever publication of an encyclopedia of domestic violence. The primary goal of the Encyclopedia is to provide information on a variety of traditional, as well as breakthrough, issues in this complex phenomenon. The coverage of the Encyclopedia is broad and diverse, encompassing the entire life span from infancy to old age. The entries include the traditional research areas, such as battered women, child abuse and dating violence. However, this Encyclopedia is unique in that it includes many under-studied areas of domestic violence, such as ritual abuse-torture within families, domestic violence against women with disabilities, pseudo-family violence and domestic violence within military families. It is also unique in that it examines cross-cultural perspectives of domestic violence. One of the key special features in this Encyclopedia is the cross-reference section at the end of each entry. This allows the reader the ability to continue their research of a particular topic. This book will be an easy-to-read reference guide on a host of topics, which are alphabetically arranged. Precautions have been taken to ensure that the Encyclopedia is not politically slanted; rather, it is hoped that it will serve as a basic guide to better understanding the myriad issues surrounding this labyrinthine topic. Topics covered include: Victims of Domestic Violence; Theoretical Perspectives and Correlates to Domestic Violence; Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Religious Perspectives; Understudied Areas within Domestic Violence Research; Domestic Violence and the Law; and Child Abuse and Elder Abuse.

Mind the Gap

Political Participation and Representation in Belgium

Author: Kris Deschouwer

Publisher: Studies in European Political

ISBN: 9781786605412

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

View: 1342


This book draws a picture of a parliamentary and representative democracy that faces multiple tensions and multiple gaps.

When Men Batter Women

New Insights Into Ending Abusive Relationships

Author: Neil S. Jacobson,John Mordechai Gottman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684814471

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 6997


Based on research on sixty dysfunctional couples, presents information on domestic abuse, the kind of men who perpetrate it, and treatment options

Gender-Based Perspectives on Batterer Programs

Program Leaders on History, Approach, Research, and Development

Author: Edward W. Gondolf

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498519067

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 1461


This book responds to the debate about the approach and effectiveness of batterer programs, especially in light of the evidence-based practice movement. Through a collection of interviews with well-established batterer program founders and leaders, it answers many misconceptions and misrepresentations and highlights the programs’ contributions.

While We Were Sleeping

Success Stories in Injury and Violence Prevention

Author: David Hemenway

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520943407

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 560


Public health has made our lives safer—but it often works behind the scenes, without our knowledge, that is, "while we are sleeping." This book powerfully illuminates how public health works with more than sixty success stories drawn from the area of injury and violence prevention. It also profiles dozens of individuals who have made important contributions to safety and health in a range of social arenas. Highlighting examples from the United States as well as from other countries, While We Were Sleeping will inform a wide audience of readers about what public health actually does and at the same time inspire a new generation to make the world a safer place.

The Girls in the Gang

Author: Glennis Dennehy,Greg Newbold

Publisher: Reed Publishing (NZ)


Category: Abused women

Page: 208

View: 9985


This fifth book of a pre-school series of six titles developed in accordance with the government's new foundation guidelines focuses on trips out and real-life adventures - such as trips to the zoo and holidays. It includes making a bottle organ, plants and seed, the jungle at night, looking at pond creatures, making a bee mobile and a (Jewish) Succot shelter. The government guidelines have six core early learning goals which are incorporated into each title in the series: physical development; creative development; personal, social and emotional development; communication, language and literacy; mathematical development and knowledge and understanding of the world. These new goals are not age-related, but attained in stepping stones stages that children aged 3 to 5 can work through at their own pace. Play and Learn incorporates this stepping stone ideology, with Book 1 being the easiest and Book 6 being the hardest. Each book uses colourful artwork and stimulating scenarios.