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Treatment for Perpetrators of Domestic Violence: A Review of the Literature

Study Dates: 2016 – 2017

Study Description: This review examines extant research on the impact of treatment in reducing criminal recidivism among adult male Interpersonal Violence (IPV) perpetrators. The review yielded a total of 95 articles, including: 28 studies on the efficacy of the primary modalities; 5 studies on coordinated criminal justice responses; 40 studies on promising practices; 14 meta-analyses, systematic reviews, literature reviews and book chapters; and 8 references that inform the discussion of state and federal legislation and standards for the treatment of IPV perpetrators.

Results are presented in two parts:

  1. Review of state and federal laws in relation to research on BIPs, and
  2. Synthesis of research on the effectiveness of BIP interventions, including primary modalities (i.e., psychoeducational and cognitive-behavioral approaches) and promising approaches

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