Levels of Moral Reasoning Among Female Domestic Violence Offenders: Evaluating the Impact of Treatment

  title={Levels of Moral Reasoning Among Female Domestic Violence Offenders: Evaluating the Impact of Treatment},
  author={F. Buttell},
  journal={Research on Social Work Practice},
  pages={349 - 363}
  • F. Buttell
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology
  • Research on Social Work Practice
Objective: The purpose of this study was to: (a) investigate the level of moral reasoning of female batterers beginning court-mandated treatment, (b) investigate whether the current standardized treatment program was effective in altering the level of moral reasoning of female batterers, and (c) determine if there was an association between level of moral reasoning and recidivism at 2 years following treatment completion. Method: The study employed a nonequivalent control group design in… Expand
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