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Programmes for violent men: recent developments in the UK

Scourfield, Jonathan Bryn ORCID: and Dobash, Russell P. 1999. Programmes for violent men: recent developments in the UK. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice 38 (2) , pp. 128-143. 10.1111/1468-2311.00122

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The results are presented of a telephone survey of British therapeutic and educational programmes specifically for men who are violent towards women partners. The following issues are considered: the organisational status of projects, funding, systems of referral, resistance to the creation of programmes, relationship with women's refuge organisations and theoretical and ideological orientations. The findings suggest some resistance has been experienced, most importantly from probation officers and women's groups. The programmes are predominantly cognitive-behavioural in orientation and around half of all projects take men as part of a court order. The significance of these findings is discussed in the light of the recent encouraging evaluation of two pro-feminist and cognitive-behavioural criminal justice programmes.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0265-5527
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 08:40

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