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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"Batterer intervention programs weren't really designed with the criminal justice system in mind," says Dana Radatz, a criminal justice researcher at Niagara University.
The efficacy of "Emotionally Intelligent Batterer Intervention" is grounded in a clinical treatment program rather than relying solely upon the expertise of a facilitator.
(31) To give an idea of how creative and commonplace these threats are, consider that a majority of the victims I have interviewed reported one or more of the following threats: (1) the explicit threat to kill the victim and bury her body at a specified location where it would never be recovered; (2) the implicit threat of the batterer cleaning his gun in front of the victim when making a point; and (3) the nonverbal threat of veering the car as if to crash it, or grabbing the wheel of the car while the victim is driving.
Thirty percent of the Emerge participants are voluntary, while nationally only 5 percent voluntarily become part of batterer intervention programs, according to information at www.emergedv.com.
44 (2011) (indicating that "courts frequently order batterer intervention as a probation condition for persons convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence crimes").
In some cases, a victim might not want her batterer to be arrested or prosecuted because of her desire to maintain her relationship with him.
Babcock notes this research is significant in that it breaks new ground in applying experiments to domestic violence and may improve batterers' intervention programs.
Bancroft, who has been a counselor, clinical supervisor in batterer intervention programs, custody evaluator, child abuse investigator, and expert witness, et al.
From a legal perspective, a judge's decision on the best fate for a batterer is often influenced by the severity of the behaviour and the sentence (Rueda, 2007).
(17) Although many factors--such as frequency, severity, and physical injury--can affect how a child is impacted by such violence, (18) researchers have emphasized the importance of minimizing a batterer's ability to continue to involve the children in the violence after separation or divorce.
(29) "Research has shown that physical abuse, stalking, and harassment continue at significant rates post-separation, and they may even become more severe." (30) Furthermore, batterers are likely to abuse more than one of their partners throughout their lifetime, leaving children from previous relationships continuously exposed to the batterer's violence against their new partners in the event the batterer is awarded custody or liberal visitation.
Because our focus is on the male batterer in heterosexual relationships, we use female referents for the victim and male for the batterer.