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The Occurrence of Female-to-Male Partner Violence Among Male Intimate Partner Violence Offenders Mandated to Treatment: A Brief Research Report

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Little is known about the perceived perpetration of female-to-male intimate partner violence by victims of male offenders mandated to treatment. Sixty-eight male perpetrators of partner violence completed measures of dyadic violent and aggressive responding at intake and at a 12-week follow-up. Approximately 20% of male offenders reported partner violence perpetration and 30% reported victimization with bidirectional violence as the most common configuration of couple violence. Maladaptive responses to conflict were prevalent across partners. Significant and highly correlated reductions in aversive behaviors were detected across the assessment period for both males and their female partners. Results are interpreted within the context of motivational models of female-to-male partner violence and current treatment approaches.
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Keywords: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INTERVENTION; FEMALE-TO-MALE INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE; MALE-TO-FEMALE INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE; RESPONSE TO CONFLICT

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2014-12-01

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