8.2 A.  Research and Evaluation

 

Research regarding perpetrator programmes in general can be found in section 8.3A

 

The delivery of domestic abuse programmes: An implementation study of the delivery of domestic abuse programmes in probation areas and Her Majesty’s Prison Service

Ministry of Justice Research Series 15/10 (2010)

This research examined the implementation of domestic violence perpetrator programmes in the Probation Service and the Prison Service in England and Wales. The aim of the study was to identify factors central to determining how well the programmes operate in practice and to assess whether the programmes are being implemented according to the stated guidelines. This research identified a number of lessons which could be used to inform future policy making and practice in this area.

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An Effective Supervision Inspection Programme Thematic Report: reducing domestic violence an inspection of national probation service work with domestic violence perpetrators

HM Inspectorate of Probation (2004)

The overall aim of the inspection was to determine the extent to which the National Probation Service (NPS) contributes to the reduction of harm to primary and secondary victims of domestic violence.  Some of the more specific objectives were to determine the extent to which, in relation to dv, the NPS were to identify all relevant cases consistently, to assess accurately the risks/criminogenic needs of offenders, deliver effectively evidence based interventions to address risk and criminogenic need and collaborate with other agencies sufficiently and effectively, reduce offending behaviour, the risk of harm to victims and others and address issues of race, gender and other aspects of diversity.

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Domestic Violence:  A Literature Review

HM Inspectorate of Probation (2004)

This literature review was prepared to accompany the HMIP thematic inspection of probation supervision of domestic violence perpetrators. Alongside the inspection report it aims to contribute to the development of effective probation and wider criminal justice practice in reducing domestic violence by enhancing knowledge, understanding and awareness of the experiences of victims/survivors, the behaviour of perpetrators, the extent of the harm done by domestic violence, and the effectiveness of interventions to reduce it.

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