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Exploring the dynamics between victim and offender is paramount to answering important issues of character and vital for forensic research. This involves examining the role of the victim during and after victimization; this process is especially important for spousal violence because of the interactive process between the victim and the offender.
Forensic Psychology of Spousal Violence covers the phenomenon of spousal violence and its different forms, discussing the consequences of abuse, providing research tips to be used in the field, including relevant case studies and much more. The innovative approach of this text fills a void in the current understanding of spousal violence.
- Uses international statistics to present data of women battered and/or deceased to educate, change mindsets and practices and ultimately reduce the number of battered women and spousal homicides in the future
- Includes current case studies
- Includes best practices for spousal abuse investigations
- Portable for use in fieldwork
Psychologists, social workers, family therapists, police officers, judges, lawyers, profilers and nurses, family psychology programs, forensic psychology programs, criminology programs, forensic nursing programs, political science programs, sociology programs, and social psychology programs.
Chapter 1: The Phenomenon of Marital Violence
Chapter 2: Statistic Data on Marital Violence
Chapter 3: The Different Forms of Marital Violence
Chapter 4: Consequence of abuse
Chapter 5: Characterization of Victims of Marital Violence
Chapter 6: Marital Homicide
Chapter 7: Explanatory Models of Marital Violence
Chapter 8: Brief Considerations Relating to Interventions on Marital Violence
Chapter 9: Research Tips in the field of Marital Violence
Chapter 10: Reality / Case Studies
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- © Academic Press 2016
- 10th May 2016
- Academic Press
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Mauro Paulino is currently a coordinator at Mind, Institute of Clinical and Forensic Psychology (Lisbon, Portugal). He is also a forensic psychologist consultant at the Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ciências Forenses, I.P. (Gabinete Médico-Legal e Forense Península Setúbal). Mauro received his Master's degree in Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Medicine completing his research in the field of spousal violence. He is a PhD student at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Coimbra (Portugal). He is also a member of the Center for Research in Neuropsychology and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention (CINEICC) and the Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics Laboratory (PsyAssessmentLab). He is an author and coordinator of several books and is a guest lecturer at various national and international universities.
Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ciencias Forenses, Portugal
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