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Dating violence compared to other types of violence : Similar offenders but different victims

Sjödin, Anna-Kari; Wallinius, Märta LU ; Billstedt, Eva; Hofvander, Björn LU and Nilsson, Thomas (2017) In European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context 9(2). p.83-91
Abstract

The aim of this study was to characterize young dating violent offenders (DVO), and to compare them to the general population and to young offenders with violent crimes directed against other victims. We have used data from the Development of Aggressive Antisocial Behaviour Study, in all 264 young men, 18 to 25 years, convicted of violent crimes and imprisoned in the Western Region of the Swedish Prison and Probation Services. We found that young DVO offenders differed from the general population in all investigated areas; however, the group did not differ in comparisons to other young violent offenders. Our results highlight the antisocial aspects of dating violent crime being rooted in aggressive antisocial behaviour, lacking signs of... (More)

The aim of this study was to characterize young dating violent offenders (DVO), and to compare them to the general population and to young offenders with violent crimes directed against other victims. We have used data from the Development of Aggressive Antisocial Behaviour Study, in all 264 young men, 18 to 25 years, convicted of violent crimes and imprisoned in the Western Region of the Swedish Prison and Probation Services. We found that young DVO offenders differed from the general population in all investigated areas; however, the group did not differ in comparisons to other young violent offenders. Our results highlight the antisocial aspects of dating violent crime being rooted in aggressive antisocial behaviour, lacking signs of any specific offender type characteristics, thus questioning the validity of crime specific treatment programs in prison for young offenders of dating violence.

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Aggressive antisocial behaviour, Clinical features, Dating violence, Victim relationship, Violent criminality
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European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
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2
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9 pages
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Sociedad Espanola Psicologia Juridica Forense
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1889-1861
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10.1016/j.ejpal.2017.03.001
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  author       = {Sjödin, Anna-Kari and Wallinius, Märta and Billstedt, Eva and Hofvander, Björn and Nilsson, Thomas},
  issn         = {1889-1861},
  keyword      = {Aggressive antisocial behaviour,Clinical features,Dating violence,Victim relationship,Violent criminality},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {83--91},
  publisher    = {Sociedad Espanola Psicologia Juridica Forense},
  series       = {European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context},
  title        = {Dating violence compared to other types of violence : Similar offenders but different victims},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpal.2017.03.001},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2017},
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