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The characteristics and violence risk management of women arrested by the police for intimate partner violence
Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada.
Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden. (Center for Criminological and Psychosocial Research)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8285-0935
2012 (English)In: European Journal of Criminology, ISSN 1477-3708, E-ISSN 1741-2609, Vol. 9, no 6, 636-651 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research and management efforts in the area of intimate partner violence (IPV) have primarily focused on male perpetrators and female victims, resulting in more limited knowledge of female IPV perpetrators and their male victims. In the current study the violence risk assessments of police officers were examined in order to outline the characteristics of female perpetrators of IPV and their male victims. In addition, the officers' assessments of violence risk and proposed risk management strategies are presented. Results reveal some similarities between the female perpetrators and male victims and their more studied counterparts. However, differences appear to be present in the perceived violence risk posed by the perpetrators and the violence risk management strategies proposed to reduce that risk and protect the victim. The results suggest a need for further research in the area, particularly with respect to the violence risk assessment and management of female IPV perpetrators.

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Sage Publications, 2012. Vol. 9, no 6, 636-651 p.
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Female perpetrators; gender; intimate partner violence; violence risk management
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Psychology Law and Society
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53973DOI: 10.1177/1477370812453403ISI: 000311567700005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84870416132OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-53973DiVA: diva2:1056320
Available from: 2016-12-14 Created: 2016-12-14 Last updated: 2016-12-20Bibliographically approved

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