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.

Changes in Quality of Life

Changes in quality of life

Men perpetrate violence not just through blows and kicks, with the resulting bruises, cuts, and breaks, but also through threats and intimidation, and as already indicated this overall constellation of violence is important for understanding not only the emergence of violence but also its subsequent continuation or cessation. If, as these findings indicate, violence is a part of a constellation, then changes in violent behavior should be accompanied by a reversal in a whole set of attitudes, orientations, and patterns of communication as lived by the man and the woman. Apart from the violence per se, the relationship may be more or less characterized by intimidation and degradation of the woman. If violence has a negative ...

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