6. domestic batterer

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CJCJ's Executive Director Daniel Macallair, is a practitioner-in-residence at San Francisco State University (SFSU)'s Department of Criminal Justice Studies. These slides are from his Community Corrections and Sentencing course materials.

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6. domestic batterer

  1. 1. www.cjcj.org© Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice 201340 Boardman PlaceSan Francisco, CA 94103Directs violence against anintimate for control ormanipulationDOMESTIC BATTERER
  2. 2. www.cjcj.org© Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice 201340 Boardman PlaceSan Francisco, CA 94103• Category 1• Category 2• Category 3BATTERERS FALL INTO 3CATEGORIES
  3. 3. www.cjcj.org© Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice 201340 Boardman PlaceSan Francisco, CA 94103• Situational offender• No previous criminal involvement• Unlikely to use weapons• No mental health or emotional adjustment issues• Feels remorse• Highly amenable to treatmentCATEGORY 1 BATTERER
  4. 4. www.cjcj.org© Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice 201340 Boardman PlaceSan Francisco, CA 94103• Show history of personal issues• Display pattern of violence and aggression• Resort to violence with little provocation• Driven by combination of personal beliefs and life stressors• Often use weapons• Often express little remorse• Difficult to treatCATEGORY 2 BATTERER
  5. 5. www.cjcj.org© Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice 201340 Boardman PlaceSan Francisco, CA 94103• Possess personality disorder• Display ongoing and consistent pattern of abuse• Internal belief system that embraces violence as legitimate means ofexercising control• Express no remorse• Will use weapon and resort to lethal violence• Show one or more personality disorders• Most difficult to successfully treatmentCATEGORY 3 BATTERER
  6. 6. www.cjcj.org© Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice 201340 Boardman PlaceSan Francisco, CA 94103• Common Couple Violence: an intermittent response tothe occasional conflicts of everyday life, motivated by aneed to control a specific situation• Patriarchal Terrorism: Offender commits spousal abuseout of desire to exert total control. Rooted in notion ofmale privilegeMOTIVATION FOR DOMESTICVIOLENCE
  7. 7. www.cjcj.org© Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice 201340 Boardman PlaceSan Francisco, CA 94103• Jailing the batterer and deterrence theory• Recognizing that batterers remain with the victims• Failure to differentiate according to offender typology• Fitting treatment to the offenderISSUES

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