Male Intimate Partner Violence Perpetrators’ Perceptions of the Positives and Negatives of Peer Interactions in Group Batterer Intervention Programs

Penelope K. Morrison, Donna George, Patricia A. Cluss, Elizabeth Miller, Lynn Hawker, Rhonda Fleming, Terry Bicehouse, Jessica Burke, Judy C. Chang

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Seventy-six adult male perpetrators of intimate partner violence enrolled in a batterer intervention program (BIP) were interviewed on their perspectives of the intra-BIP group peer interactions. A majority of participants endorsed positives aspects of working with peers in the group context. Only one negative aspect arose, namely, other group members who disrupted the BIP process in some way. More importantly, a minority of participants expressed indifference toward the group process. This study has implications for training of BIP facilitators and for future research on BIPs that helps to tailor the approaches these groups use to maximize client engagement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1878-1900
Number of pages23
JournalViolence Against Women
Issue number15
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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