A review of domestic violence perpetrator programs in the United Kingdom

Bates, Elizabeth ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8694-8078 , Graham-Kevan, Nicola, Bolam, Lauren T. ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1520-0318 and Thornton, Abigail (2017) A review of domestic violence perpetrator programs in the United Kingdom. Partner Abuse, 8 (1). pp. 3-46.

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The aim of the current study was to conduct a review of current intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetrator provision within the UK. The objective of the review was to explore the characteristics of intervention programs currently within the UK. Using a questionnaire based design we explored characteristics of current programs including program structure, program logistics, facilitator characteristics and facilitator insights around the programs. A number of organisations completed the questionnaire (N = 21) and a review of existing literature was performed to explore the general characteristics of programs being delivered within the UK. Within the sample we found the feminist approach was still influential but that facilitators also reported a need to ensure programs are more inclusive in their service provision to represent the diversity of perpetrators found. An unexpected finding from this study was the resistance of many organisations to engage with the research through an apparent suspicion of the agenda and motivation of the research team.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Partner Abuse
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1946-6579
Departments: Academic Departments > Health, Psychology & Social Studies (HPSS) > Applied Psychology and Social Studies
Depositing User: Elizabeth Bates
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2016 11:02
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 17:00
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2275


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