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.
Methods for Evaluating Programs for Violent Men
While research evaluations should be designed to fit the intervention being examined and the intervention should be structured to fit the issue or problem being addressed, a perfect fit across all three of these arenas is unlikely. The researcher is, nonetheless, confronted with the task of designing the best fit possible. What is to be studied, who is to be studied, and how they are to be studied are standard issues addressed in designing any research and they are made all the more demanding by the necessity of studying both the social phenomenon and the intervention in a single study. Here, the overall task is to examine the connection between theoretical ideas ...