Forensic Psychology of Spousal Violence

Forensic Psychology of Spousal Violence

1st Edition - May 10, 2016

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  • Author: Mauro Paulino
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128035337
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128035344

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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.

Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

  • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2016
  • Published: May 10, 2016
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128035337
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128035344

About the Author

Mauro Paulino

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ciencias Forenses, Portugal

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  • Mauro P. Thu Mar 01 2018


    Essential book for working in domestic violence.