Change in treatment has no relationship with subsequent re-offending in U.K. domestic violence sample: a preliminary study

Erica Bowen, Elizabeth Gilchrist, Anthony R. Beech

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Abstract

In this study, data is presented from a sample of 52 male domestic violence offenders
who were court mandated to attend a profeminist psycho-educational rehabilitation
program in the West Midlands. The extent of both statistically and clinically significant
psychological change achieved across a variety of measures (pro-domestic-violence
attitudes, anger, locus of control, interpersonal dependency) assessed pre- and posttreatment,
and their association with post-treatment re-offending within an 11-month
follow-up period is examined. The results indicate that program completers achieved
limited significant psychological change. However, the level of psychological change
achieved had no association with re-offending.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)598-614
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Volume52
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2008

Keywords

  • re-offending
  • domestic violence

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