The Rehabilitation of Partner–Violent Men presents an historical account of the policy changes that have led to the provision of rehabilitation programmes for male perpetrators of intimate partner violence within the British criminal justice system. Drawing on both national and international literature, the book provides an overview of the theoretical foundation behind current approaches to rehabilitation, as well as a critical examination of evaluation methodology and an appraisal of the effectiveness of current practices.
While probing deeply into the nature of intimate partner–violence, The Rehabilitation of Partner–Violent Men offers rich and revealing insights into the efficacy of intervention programmes, and their profound influences on the lives of millions of women around the world each year.
The Nature of ′Domestic′ or ′Intimate Partner′ Violence.
Academic definitions and debates.
Are men the only perpetrators?
A typology of domestic violence.
The Extent of Intimate Partner Violence.
International and national surveys.
Who Are ′Those Guys?′
The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence: The Reason to Intervene.
Rehabilitation and Intimate Partner Violence.
2. Changes to the Criminal Justice Response to Partner Violence.
Attrition in the Prosecution of Partner Violence Cases.
Policing partner violence.
Prosecuting partner violence.
Factors influencing victim support of prosecution.
A Changing National Policy Context.
Partner Violence within the Criminal Law.
Changes to criminal law.
Changes to the policing of partner violence.
Changes to Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) policy.
Changes to sentencing guidelines.
Changes to the Court System.
Specialist domestic violence courts (SDVCs).
So Have These Changes Improved the Response to Partner Violence in the UK?
The impact on reporting incidents of partner violence.
The impact on policing.
The effects of CPS policy and specialist domestic violence courts.
The Overall Impact on Attrition.
3. Theories of Intimate Partner Violence.
Gender roles and inequality.
Power and control.
Criticisms of Socio–Cultural Theories.
Social Learning Theory.
Family Systems Theory.
Personality Disorder and IPV.
Anger and Hostility Models of IPV.
Alcohol and Drug Models of IPV.
Summary of single factor theories of IPV.
Nested Ecological Theory 69 Summary and Conclusions.
4. The Development of Group–Based Programmes for Male Domestic Violence Perpetrators.
Changing Perspectives on the Causes of IPV and Approaches to Intervention.
The Inception of Men′s Programmes.
The Expansion of Men′s Programmes.
The Duluth model: a change of emphasis.
Evidence that Something Works.
British Developments in the Provision of Men′s Programmes.
′What Works?′ and the Move Towards Accredited Programmes.
The ′What Works′ Movement and Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes.
5. Current Practice: The Risk Assessment and Management Context.
The Multi–Agency Risk Management Context: MAPPAs and MARACs.
Multi–agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA).
Multi–agency risk assessment conferences (MARACs).
The intersection of MAPPA and MARAC.
Risk and Risk Assessment.
The nature of IPV risk.
Risk factors for non–lethal IPV.
Risk factors for lethal IPV.
Current Approaches to IPV Risk Assessment.
Actuarial IPV risk assessments.
Post–treatment risk appraisal.
6. Current Practice: Programmes for Partner–Violent Men.
Overview of IDAP .
Programme eligibility criteria.
Overview of CDVP and the Moderate Intensity Healthy Relationships Programme.
Programme eligibility criteria.
Overview of the High Intensity Healthy Relationship Programme.
Critique of the Programme Theories.
How Do the Programmes Differ?
The Empirical Validity of Treatment Targets.
Cognition: Denial, minimization, victim blaming and cognitive distortions.
Perspective taking and empathy.
Summary and Conclusions.
7. The Effectiveness of Programmes: Issues in Programme Evaluation.
Which Evaluation Questions should be Asked?
What should be Evaluated? What Research Design should be Used?
What Methods should be Used?
Domestic violence reconviction.
Domestic violence reoffending.
Domestic violence recidivism.
What is Good Practice in IPV Programme Evaluation?
8. The Effectiveness of IPV Programmes: International and National Evidence.
International Evaluation Studies.
Meta–analytic studies of programme effectiveness.
Conclusions from meta–analyses.
CHANGE and LDVPP.
The domestic abuse intervention project (DAIP).
The Cheshire domestic violence prevention programme (CDVPP).
The West Midlands Probation domestic violence perpetrator programme (WMDVPP).
The integrated domestic abuse programme (IDAP).
Emergent Themes from the British Evaluation Evidence. Summary.
9. Evaluation Issues: What Else should We be Considering?
The Comprehensive Evaluation Approach.
Needs Assessment: What is Domestic Violence and Who are the Perpetrators?
Assessing Programme Theory.
Validating programme theory: Do programmes target criminogenic need?
Implicit assumptions of programme theory: Do all members of the target population have the same needs?
Motivation to change: selection criteria or treatment target?
Assessing Programme Process: Is the Intended Treatment Delivered?
10. Conclusions and Future Directions.
The Future Understanding of IPV: A Move towards an Evidence–Based Definition.
The Future of Programme Development: What are the Alternatives?
The Future of Evaluation Research.
Does the Future Lie in Tertiary Interventions?