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Batterers: a review of violence and risk assessment tools.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22159985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Batterers are often identified in the criminal justice system after they have inflicted significant abuse on their victims. The increasing public health initiatives surrounding intimate partner violence focus on identification of victims and their protection. Little emphasis is placed, however, on the batterers themselves. Forensic specialists become involved in risk assessment for violence only after a perpetrator has inflicted significant damage on his victim and entered the criminal justice system. This article serves to bring awareness of the many factors, including neurobiology and neuropsychology, that contribute to the development of a batterer. Two instruments useful in identifying violence risk will be highlighted, along with a proposal for future research that could broaden risk assessment applications to other noncriminal settings, allowing for early detection and prevention of violent acts.
Authors:
Helen M Farrell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1943-3662     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry Law     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708963     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Psychiatry Law     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  562-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 173 Commonwealth Avenue, 5R, Boston, MA 02116. hfarrell@bidmc.harvard.edu.
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