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Serial domestic abuse in Wales: an exploratory study into its definition, prevalence, correlates, and management

Robinson, Amanda 2017. Serial domestic abuse in Wales: an exploratory study into its definition, prevalence, correlates, and management. Victims & Offenders 12 (5) , pp. 643-662. 10.1080/15564886.2016.1187691

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Abstract

Analysis of information held by police, probation, and third-sector organizations in Wales about 100 domestic abuse perpetrators, along with 16 practitioner interviews, provides the empirical context for a discussion of the problem of “serial domestic abuse.” Despite increased concern over the harm caused by serial abusers, different definitions and recording systems prevent a reliable estimation of the problem. This exploratory study suggests that the offending profiles of serial abusers are heterogeneous, and recommends that approaches aimed at reducing the harm caused by the “power few” domestic abusers incorporate information about serial alongside repeat and high-risk offending.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Uncontrolled Keywords: domestic abuse, harm, high risk, perpetrators, repeat offending, serial offending, Wales
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1556-4886
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 17 May 2016
Date of Acceptance: 8 May 2016
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 15:00
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/90952

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