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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Theya McCown facilitates a court-mandated Batterer Intervention program for domestic violence offenders.
Finally, Part III will suggest a three-pronged strategy for effectively battling domestic violence: (A) preferential arrest statutes, (B) improved education of law enforcement officers regarding the seriousness of domestic violence, and (C) mandatory treatment programs for batterers.
There was a small change when a perpetrator completed a batterers intervention program and only a 5 percent reduction rate in repeat offenses.
The batterer as parent; addressing the impact of domestic violence on family dynamics, 2d ed.
However, differences in state laws regarding the definition of and response to domestic violence affect both the consequences for and treatment options of batterers and the safety and treatment options of victims.
82) Not surprisingly, the level of emotional maturity among batters tends to be very low; experts maintain that batterers consistently put their own needs above the needs of their family, often to the detriment of their children.
3, 2012, batterers program, remain drug and alcohol free, no contact with victim, concurrent with other sentences; assault and battery, guilty, two years in the House of Correction, suspended, probation until Aug.
The most widely adopted theory of batterers and batterer intervention services, the Duluth model, was developed with only male perpetrators in mind (Pence & Paymar, 1986,1993).
reference survivors and he and him are used to reference batterers.
The Newsweek article, for instance, asserts that "according to one 2004 survey in Massachusetts by Harvard's Jay Silverman, 54 percent of custody cases involving documented spousal abuse were decided in favor of the alleged batterers.
From homicides to police actions and her own disturbing caseload of rapists, murderers, and batterers, Straus manages to find the human element and hope in each case, ultimately surveying the camaraderie and connections which arise from struggle and adversity.
It also includes information on gender-related legal decisions, the gender gap in health insurance coverage, recent legal interventions for incarcerated women who killed their batterers, and the psychological and legal aspects of abortion.