Batter

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noun A moist dough from which breads are made
verb To beat repeatedly and/or violently
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Midway during the 15-minute argument, the researchers interrupted the argument at 71/2 minutes and randomly assigned the male batterer to one of three conditions: 1) a time out; 2) a request to edit out the negative, where he makes the same points in a more neutral fashion; or, 3) a request to accept influence, where he listens to the female's ideas, trusts that the partner may be right and validates her idea even if his idea is different.
Bancroft, who has been a counselor, clinical supervisor in batterer intervention programs, custody evaluator, child abuse investigator, and expert witness, et al.
In her seminal research with women, Walker (1979) concluded that abusive relationships move through three stages: the tension-building stage is followed by the battering incident and culminates with the batterer apologizing in an attempt to appease the partner to remain in the relationship, not seek medical assistance, and not report the incident to the police or to her support system.
Theya McCown facilitates a court-mandated Batterer Intervention program for domestic violence offenders.
59) Currently, twenty-nine states mandate arrest when there is probable cause to believe that the batterer has violated a protective order.
As the number of domestic batterers in the correctional system increases, batterer programs within correctional facilities may be the most beneficial means to prevent future violence (Gendreau, 1996; Gendreau and Cullen, 2000).
However, they are also required to attend an approved batterer intervention program and comply with the supervision strategy developed by the Domestic Violence Unit, as well as with any other special conditions ordered by the court.
Reality: There is no composite for a typical batterer.
The batterer comes from every social, economic, ethnic, professional, educational and religious group (Selinger, 1996).
He repents of the flood too, once he sees the suffering he has caused; like any batterer he regrets his loss of control, and promises never to do it again.
Although prevalent attitudes help the batterer to rationalize his behavior, he is still responsible for what he does.