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Assessing Risk With Perpetrators  


Author:  Alyce LaViolette.


Source: Volume 21, Number 06, August/September 2016 , pp.94-95(2)




Domestic Violence Report

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Abstract: 

Alyce LaViolette started one of the first programs to work with perpetrators of domestic violence in 1979, at Women’s Shelter in Long Beach, CA. In this article, LaViolette shares her experiences in the clinical assessment of batterers in group therapy. LaViolette argues that policies that discourage attempts to change batterer behavior through approaches such as group programs may actually subject victims to greater danger; in her experience, clinical assessments in a group setting often reveal risks that are not evident from pen-and-paper risk assessments.

Keywords: Clinical assessment

Affiliations:  1: Consultant.

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