3 A. Research and Evaluations
Addressing substance abuse and violence in substance use disorder treatment and batterer intervention programs
Timko. C et al (2012)
Substance use disorders and perpetration of intimate partner violence (IPV) are interrelated, major public health problems. This research surveyed directors of a sample of substance use disorder treatment programs (SUDPs; N=241) and batterer intervention programs (BIPs; N=235) in California (70% response rate) to examine the extent to which SUDPs address IPV, and BIPs address substance abuse.
Why Extending Measurements of ‘Success’ in Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes Matters for Social Work
Westmarland, N. and Kelly, L. (2012)
British Journal of Social Work Advance Access published April 16, 2012 and British Journal of Social Work (2012) 1-19.
Westmarland, N., Kelly, L. and Chalder-Mills, J. (2010)
This briefing note sets out the key findings from research into what success looks like for key stakeholders in programmes working with perpetrators of domestic violence. This research was undertaken as part of a pilot study designed to feed into a larger programme of research on domestic violence perpetrator programmes.
Evidence of effects of domestic violence perpetrator programmes on women’s safety
Briefing paper presenting key findings from research into the efficacy of perpetrator programmes.
Who Does What to Whom? Gender and Domestic Violence Perpetrators
Hester, M. (2009)
This research was commissioned by the Northern Rock Foundation to explore how male victims and perpetrators of domestic violence differ from female victims and perpetrators, with regard to the nature and number of domestic violence incidents recorded by the police. The report explores ‘who does what to whom’, taking into account both context and consequences.
Lethal and Nonlethal Violence Against an Intimate Female Partner Comparing Male Murderers to Nonlethal Abusers
Dobash, R.E. et al. (2007) [abstract]
Men's lethal and non-lethal use of violence against an intimate female partner are compared with various risk factors examined.
Research Round Table: can gender explain men’s violence against women?
A seminar bringing together practitioners and researchers to examine the feminist model of understanding domestic violence, and to explore concepts such as gender symmetry, gender neutrality and common couple violence, considering what they have to offer practice and policy, and to challenge them from a feminist perspective.
Report and presentations: click here
Telling it Like a Man: masculinities and battering men's accounts of their violence
Mullaney, J.L. (2007)
Despite the increase in recent decades in research on men's violence against women, few studies focus exclusively on men's verbal accounts of this violence. In this article, the author compares men's accounts offered to her as a researcher with those accounts reportedly given to female partners. A deeper look into these contradictory accounts reveals the creative ways men use verbal strategies as redress for various forms of masculinity they feel have been taken from them by their partners and/or agencies of the state and how hegemonic masculinity enables them to use certain accounts in the first place.
Time for Change: an assessment of services for domestic abuse perpetrators in Bristol
Hester, M. et al. (2006)
This research profiled domestic violence perpetrators in Bristol, with profiling across three groups of perpetrators: those convicted of domestic violence offences, those who were not convicted of domestic violence offences and perpetrators from BME communities. Risk assessment tools were established and the research fed into the development of a perpetrator programme.
Domestic Violence Perpetrators: identifying needs to inform early intervention
Hester, M. et al. (2006)
The research project aimed to build up a picture of domestic violence perpetrators entering the criminal justice system and identify help seeking pathways and agencies involved in interventions with such perpetrators
• Research report: Domestic Violence Perpetrators: Identifying Needs to Inform Early Intervention: click here
• Service provision findings: Service Provision for Perpetrators of Domestic Violence: click here
Gilchrist, E. et al. (2003)
The study reported here, produced on behalf of the Home Office, investigated and described the characteristics and offending-related or ‘criminogenic’ needs of domestic violence offenders on probation or referred for a pre-sentence report. The research helped to inform the Probation Services’ response to this group of offenders.
Domestic Violence: who are the victims and who are the perpetrators?
Bell, C. (2001)
An examination of research relating to the use of violence by both men and women within intimate relationships.
Domestic Violence: working with perpetrators, the community and its institutions
Blacklock, N (2001)
Reflections on the development of perpetrator programmes within the London based Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP).
Towards an Understanding of Women’s Use of Non-Lethal Violence in Intimate Heterosexual Relationships
Dasgupta, S.D. (2001)
This article considers how women’s use of violence in heterosexual relationships may be different to that used by men and provides a literature review of available evidence.
Working with Young Men who Batter: current strategies and new directions
Peacock, D. and Rothman, R. (2001)
This article offers an overview of perpetrator programmes for young men in the US. It identifies risk factors for teen dating violence perpetration as described by the literature and considers the utility of these findings, describes efforts to prevent re-offences, and outlines current challenges within the field. In addition, the authors draw upon research from related fields to posit possible future directions for research and intervention efforts.
Characteristics of Batterers in a Multi-site Evaluation of Batterer Intervention Systems
Gondolf, E. W. (1996) Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse
Results from a multi-site evaluation of four perpetrator programmes across the USA involving research with 840 men.
Specific issues – perpetrators and substance use
Ranzetta, L., Sired, C., and Agar, I. (2008)
A pilot scheme was set up in early 2007 to explore the association between alcohol and domestic violence at a local level and to test the feasibility of delivering voluntary alcohol assessment and brief interventions to domestic violence arrestees in the custody suite.
Domestic violence perpetration and alcohol: audio and resources
Audio is available to download of the presentations given by Karen Bailey (Stella Project), Stuart Cameron (TryAngle Project) and Hannah Lindsell and Claire Sibson (Lewisham Alcohol Arrest Referral Pilot) at the workshop.
Home Office (2007)
The transcript is now available detailing the online discussion organised by the Home Office Crime Reduction Unit.
Burrell, A. (2007)
The report gives an overview of cross cutting issues in violence as identified by problem profiles submitted to the Police Standards Unit under tranche 3 of the Tackling Violent Crime Programme (TVCP). Alcohol features strongly throughout. The report highlights problems with flagging police data as alcohol-related - the flags are under-used and sometimes misapplied. Information from the TVCP areas shows that alcohol is linked with violence associated with the night time economy and domestic violence.
Alcohol Expectancies and Intoxicated Aggression
Quigley, B.M. and Leonard, K E. (2006)) [abstract]
A review of the literature focusing on the role of alcohol in aggressive behaviour in relation to both the physical and physiological effects of drinking and drinking culture.
The Role of Coping and Problem Drinking in Men’s Abuse of Female Partners: test of a path model
Snow, D. et al. (2006)
This article examines the relationship of coping and problem drinking to men's abusive behaviour towards female partners. Results of the research study are discussed in terms of their contribution to the identification of risk and protective factors for men's violent behaviour toward intimate female partners and implications for developing intervention strategies.
Domestic Violence and Substance Use: tackling complexity
Humphreys, C. et al. (2005)) [abstract]
This article provides an overview of the literature on substance use and domestic violence, highlighting the problems with the separation of both practice and policy in these areas. This includes research on the more substantial literature on perpetrators of domestic violence and patterns of substance use. The problems of a simplistic analysis which suggest that there is a causal link between substance use and domestic violence are highlighted. Using data from an ongoing research project, the sources of the continuing and dysfunctional separation of work in these areas are explored.