Changing Violent Men is based on the evaluation of British criminal justice responses and treatment programs for men who use violence against a woman partner. Court enforced abuser programs are compared with more traditional sanctions such as fines and probation. And qualitative and quantitative data are used to delineate patterns of personal change. This book allows the men and women involved to speak about their lives and the impact of criminal justice interventions upon them.

Focusing on Men's Violence and the Process of Change
Focusing on men's violence and the process of change

The problem of violence against women in the home was “discovered” in the early 1970s, along with “discoveries” of other forms of violence in the family, including the physical and sexual abuse of children and marital rape. Violence in the heart of the institution of the family was difficult for the public to comprehend or accept, and these forms of violence were often denied or minimized in a vain effort to preserve the image of the idyllic family. This, however, soon gave way as increasing numbers of those who had been victimized and remained silent broke their silence and came forward for assistance. Evidence from a variety of ...

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