Typology of incarcerated intimate partner aggressors

Ismael Loinaz, Enrique Echeburúa, Rafael Torrubia

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Abstract

People who engage in intimate partner violence do not constitute a homogeneous group. Many studies in the Anglo-Saxon countries back the possibility of differentiating several subtypes of aggressors, but there are differences among them. One of the main applications of these typologies is the adaptation of the treatments to the subjects' characteristics. The aim of the present pilot study was to empirically establish a typology of batterers in Spain. The sample of 50 convicted violent intimate partner offenders was obtained from the Brians2 penitentiary (Barcelona). Self-esteem, anger, cognitive distortions, and personality disorders were evaluated, as well as the frequency and type of violence. The results suggest the existence of two subtypes, distinguishable on the basis of the predictive dimensions, and so, partially confirm the typological proposals. © 2010 Psicothema.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-111
JournalPsicothema
Volume22
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2010

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