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Batterer Intervention: Program Approaches and Criminal Justice Strategies
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Authors: Kerry Healey, Christine Smith, and Chris O'Sullivan 
Book Description:
Batterer intervention programs are an integral part of any comprehensive approach to domestic violence. However, because intervention programs are relatively new, there is a need for increased communication between programming providers and criminal justice professionals. The latest publication in NIJís Issues and Practices series, Batterer Intervention: Program Approaches and Criminal Justice Strategies provides judges, prosecutors, and probation officers with the information they need to better understand batterer intervention and make appropriate decisions regarding programming.

Table of Contents:
Preface
Foreword;pp. 1-2
Acknowledgments;pp. 3-4
Executive Summary;pp. 5-10
Chapter 1: Introduction;pp. 11-31
Key Points
The Nature of the Problem
What Is Domestic Violence?
Who Batters?
Who Are the Victims?
The Impact of Battering on Victims and Society
What Works: Do Interventions Stop Battering?
Conclusion
Endnotes

Chapter 2: The Causes of Domestic Violence: From Theory to Intervention;pp. 33-59

Key Points

Overview of Theories and Related Interventions

Feminist Approaches: The Social Problem Approach

The Family Systems Model

Psychological Approaches: A Focus on Individual Problems

Compatibility of the Models With Criminal Justice Goals

Conclusion: Multidimensional Models Dominate the Field

Endnotes

Chapter 3: Pioneers in Batterer Intervention: Program Models;pp. 61-94

Key Points

Program Procedures

Intake and Assessment

Victim Contacts

Raising Victim Awareness

Ongoing Advocacy and Safety Planning

Orientation

Leaving the Program

Program Content: Established Interventions Using Weekly Groups

Accountability as the Foremost Goal

Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques

The Duluth Curriculum: Issues of Power and Control as Primary Targets

EMERGE and AMEND: More In-depth Group Counseling

Conclusion

Endnotes

Chapter 4: Current Trends in Batterer Intervention: Innovations From the Field and the Research Communit;pp. 95-127

Key Points

Interventions Based on Batterer Typologies

Mounting Evidence of the Need for Typologies

Typology in Action: Coloradoís 18th Judicial District

Cultural Specificity: The Influence of Class, Race, and Subculture

Adapting Interventions to Accommodate Differences in Socioeconomic Status

Culturally Competent Interventions: Addressing Race, Ethnicity, and Subculture

Countering the Specialized Programming Trend: The Compassion Workshop

Advantages and Criticisms of the Compassion Workshop Approach

Conclusion

Endnotes

Chapter 5: Criminal Justice Response;pp. 129-154

Key Points

Criminal Justice System Issues Affecting Batterer Intervention

Enrollment in a Batterer Intervention Should Occur Quickly

Centralization Improves Service Delivery

Prosecutors and Judges Need Accurate and Complete Defendant Information

Intervention Is Needed for All Batterers

State Service Provider Standards Help Control Abuses but May Block Program Diversity

The Key Role of Probation: Batterer Supervision

Collaboration Among Community Partners

Informal Cooperation Between Probation and Program Staff

Local Domestic Violence Coordinating Committees

State-Level Domestic Violence Committees and Task Forces

Conclusion

Endnotes

Chapter 6: Sources of Help and Information;pp. 155-174

Key Points

Batterer Intervention Training and Materials

Criminal Justice Materials and Information

National Organizations Concerned With Domestic Violence

State Coalitions on Domestic Violence

Information Concerning State and Local Standards and Guidelines on Batterer Intervention

Individuals

Selected Bibliography

General Information

Resources for Practitioners

Criminal Justice Issues

Specialized Populations and Intervention Strategies

Government Publications Related to Domestic Violence

Program Evaluation

Index

   Series:
      Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Corrections
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009 2nd Quarter
   Pages: 6 x 9, 253 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-934-6
   Status: AV
  
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AP At Press
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