A new research study, delivered by Interventions Alliance’s Research Unit (United Kingdom), will aim to reduce how many people become victims of domestic abuse by helping policymakers and commissioners to better understand the behaviour of perpetrators.

Funded by the Home Office, the research will look at the backgrounds and experiences of perpetrators to explore what the early warning signs are, and whether there are common patterns and predictors that trigger such behaviour and abuse. There will also be consideration about what makes this form of abuse get worse, and conversations will be conducted with individuals about how their future relationships could be impacted by the behavioural triggers that have led them to commit domestic abuse in the past. The learning from the qualitative research will help to build a refreshed knowledge base that will aim to point out new, effective domestic abuse interventions.

Over their lifetime, one in four women, and one in six men, are victims of domestic abuse. Two women die at the hands of a partner or ex-partner every week, and every month the same happens to a man.

Interventions Alliance, Seetec’s justice and social care business division, already supports over 19.100 offenders through its probation services, a number of whom are perpetrators of this type of abuse. The service delivers programmes and workforce learning and development that helps prevent crime and tackles the complex and challenging behaviours in the criminal justice system, including domestic abuse.

You can find the press release here.

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