The domestic assault of women: psychological and criminal justice perspectives

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Allyn and Bacon, 1988 - Law - 220 pages
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Only by understanding the psychology of both the aggressors and victims of wife assault can we generate informed social and criminal justice policy. Dutton shows how police/therapist intervention can interrupt assaultive behavior and prevent recidivism. Reports based on unique research and empirical studies.

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The Theory
Effects on the Victim
The Criminal Justice Response to Wife Assault

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DONALD G. DUTTON is Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. A Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dutton has researched violence in forensic and domestic situations across 30 years. He has led court-mandated treatment groups for violent offenders, interviewed spousal killers, and authored four books plus more than 100 articles on the psychological mechanisms of violence perpetrators. Dutton has appeared on Dateline NBC, Larry King Live, National Public Radio, and Good Morning America.

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