Anger control and alcohol use: appropriate interventions for perpetrators of domestic violence?

Mary Mcmurran, Elizabeth Gilchrist

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Abstract

This paper addresses the differences between cultural/feminist and psychological perspectives on domestic violence, with specific reference to the roles of anger and alcohol. Feminist perspectives assume patriarchal control to be at the root of domestic violence, and see anger and alcohol as excuses for abusive behaviour. Psychological approaches identify anger and alcohol as risk factors for violence in some subgroups of offenders. A risk-needs model is presented, in which a distinction is drawn between acute and stable dynamic risk factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-116
Number of pages10
JournalPsychology, Crime and Law
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2008

Keywords

  • alcohol use
  • domestic violence
  • anger control

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