Domestic violence offending behaviors: A review of the literature examining childhood exposure, implicit theories, trait aggression and anger rumination as predictive factors

Ruddle, Anita, Pina, Afroditi, Vasquez, Eduardo A. (2017) Domestic violence offending behaviors: A review of the literature examining childhood exposure, implicit theories, trait aggression and anger rumination as predictive factors. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 34 . pp. 154-165. ISSN 1359-1789. (doi:10.1016/j.avb.2017.01.016)

Abstract

The prevalence of domestic violence (DV) is an increasing public health concern globally. This paper outlines the current literature on what is known about DV proclivity, with particular attention to predictors for DV perpetration from childhood. We begin by reviewing key methodological issues that are inherent within DV literature and hinder the development of interventions and treatments for DV offenders. The main body of this article provides an overview of four main predictive components for DV perpetration: (1) developmental risk factors for DV offending (e.g. childhood exposure to DV); (2) specific implicit theories related to sexual, violent and DV offenders; (3) the role of anger rumination as a psychological process of DV offending; and (4) an exploration of the role of trait aggression in increasing DV Proclivity. Finally, it was concluded that there is a need for the development of a psychometric measure to encompass these four key predictors of DV Proclivity and future offending. Keywords:

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.avb.2017.01.016
Uncontrolled keywords: Domestic violence proclivity; Trait aggression; Anger rumination; Implicit theories
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Centre of Research & Education in Forensic Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Afroditi Pina
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2017 15:20 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:42 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60463 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Vasquez, Eduardo A.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7634-2689
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