The Utility of Male Domestic Violence Offender Typologies

  title={The Utility of Male Domestic Violence Offender Typologies},
  author={Mary M. Cavanaugh and Richard James Gelles},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={155 - 166}
The development of empirically based behavioral and psychological typologies provides clear evidence that offenders vary across types. A review and synthesis of the literature reveals three types of batterers common across current typology research—a low, moderate, and high-risk offender. Examination of these types demonstrates that most male offenders do not escalate over time from low to high levels of risk. This observation refutes previous claims regarding a common consensus among… 

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