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.
Why Men Change
The evidence presented earlier indicates that men who have used violence against a woman partner can change both the behaviors and the orientations associated with this violence and that these changes can have an important impact on their partner's quality of life. Here, we consider the process associated with such changes. The comments of the men who have passed through the justice system and of their women partners provide some insights into the nature of the transformative process. The men and the women provided numerous comments on changes, for better and for worse, and on the prospects of a future without violence. Their written comments on the postal questionnaires reflect outcomes ranging from the complete failure of the men to ...