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Intimate Partner Violence and Intimate Partner Homicide: Development of a Typology Based on Psychosocial Characteristics

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dc.contributor.author Vignola-Lévesque, Carolanne
dc.contributor.author Léveillée, Suzanne
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-04T20:00:58Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-04T20:00:58Z
dc.date.issued 2921
dc.identifier.citation Vignola-Lévesque, C., & Léveillée, S. (2021). Intimate Partner Violence and Intimate Partner Homicide: Development of a Typology Based on Psychosocial Characteristics. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/08862605211021989 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1177/08862605211021989
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/2216
dc.description.abstract Intimate partner violence (IPV) remains an important and alarming global issue. Studies have put forth different profiles of perpetrators of IPV according to the severity of the violence and the presence of psychopathology. The objective of this study was to develop a typology of perpetrators of IPV and intimate partner homicide (IPH) according to their criminological, situational, and psychological characteristics, such as alexithymia. Alexithymia is when a person has difficulty identifying and describing emotions and in distinguishing feelings from bodily sensations of emotional arousal. Data were collected from 67 male perpetrators of IPV and/or homicide. Cluster analyses suggest four profiles: the homicial abandoned partner (19.4%), the generally angry/aggressive partner (23.9%), the controlling violent partner (34.3%), and the unstable dependent partner (22.4%). Comparative analyses show that the majority of the homicidal abandoned partners had committed IPH, had experienced the breakup of a relationship, and had a history of self-destructive behaviors; the generally angry/aggressive partners were perpetrators of IPV without homicide with a criminal history and who were alexithymic; the controlling violent partners had a criminal lifestyle and committed IPH; and the unstable dependent partners had committed IPV without homicide, were alexithymic, but had no criminal history. Establish a better understanding of the psychological issues within each profile of perpetrators of violence within the couple can help promote the prevention of IPV and can help devise interventions for these individuals. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher SAGE en_US
dc.subject Interview Results en_US
dc.subject Intimate Partner Violence en_US
dc.subject Homicide en_US
dc.subject Perpetrators en_US
dc.subject Offenders en_US
dc.subject Criminal History en_US
dc.subject Emotional Regulation en_US
dc.title Intimate Partner Violence and Intimate Partner Homicide: Development of a Typology Based on Psychosocial Characteristics en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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