Intimate partner violence in prisoners: Toward effective assessment and intervention

Andrew Day, Trevor Richardson, Erica Bowen, Jessica Bernardi

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    This paper reviews the significant challenges that are involved in the development of services for perpetrators of intimate partner violence who are in prison. It is suggested that difficulties in accurately identifying intimate partner violence, reliably assessing risk of re-offense, and in identifying offending behavior programs that meet the specific needs of prisoners have limited the development of services in this area. As a result it is argued that unique and complex victim related issues that arise during incarceration and post-release are not adequately recognized in current correctional assessment and case management systems. Four avenues for future research and service development in this area are identified, with a view to developing the role that correctional services have to play in preventing intimate partner violence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)579-583
    JournalAggression and Violent Behavior
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2014

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    • behavior change
    • behavior disorder
    • cognitive therapy
    • communication skill
    • detention
    • health care delivery
    • health care need
    • human
    • offender
    • partner violence
    • patient safety
    • predictive validity
    • prevalence
    • prisoner
    • psychoeducation
    • recidivism
    • Review
    • risk assessment
    • risk management
    • stress management
    • victim


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