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Domestic Violence - Adult Perpetrators of Abuse

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We have made a lot of progress against Domestic Violence in all its various forms. The rate of DV has fallen since 1993 even thougfh the proportion of genders in abusers and victims has also considerably shifted. Research indicates some of this decline is due to improved services (usually for battered women), such as hotlines and shelters. The criminalization of domestic violence has played a large role as criminal justice professionals have become increasingly involved, court professionals have made reuction of DV a priroity for them, and diversion programs including counseling have had millions of offendersw completed their sanctions while learning about better ways to manage their lives. A the public has become better aware of DV and the complications of DV as it relates to social costs and deviancy DV has become recognized as a significant health risk to society.

This training show will be focusing on the adult perpetrator of violence more than defining what DV is in and of itself. This show is more a profiling of the perpetrator, descriptions of offenders and the risks that they pose. We wuill be discussing their controlling tactics and the methods they use to intimidate their victims.

This training program is a public service of The American Public Safety Training Institute located at www.tapsti.org