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ERIC Number: EJ859440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-8046
Treating Female Perpetrators: State Standards for Batterer Intervention Services
Kernsmith, Poco; Kernsmith, Roger
Social Work, v54 n4 p341-349 2009
Although domestic violence has historically been considered primarily a crime perpetrated by men, increasing numbers of women are being arrested and mandated into batterer intervention programs. This study examined existing state policies to explore the degree to which they address the unique needs of women in batterer intervention programs. Nearly all existing standards were designed primarily to address the needs of heterosexual male clients. The goal of the study was to examine existing standards as they relate to female perpetrators and to make recommendations for future development of state standards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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