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The Dynamics of Domestic Abuse and Drug and Alcohol Dependency

Gadd, D., Henderson, J., Radcliffe, P., Stephens-Lewis, Danielle, Johnson, Amy and Gilchrist, G. (2019) The Dynamics of Domestic Abuse and Drug and Alcohol Dependency. The British Journal of Criminology, 59 (5). pp. 1035-1053. ISSN 1464-3529

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This article elucidates the dynamics that occur in relationships where there has been both substance use and domestic abuse. It draws interpretively on in-depth qualitative interviews with male perpetrators and their current and former partners. These interviews were undertaken for the NIHR funded ADVANCE Programme. The article’s analysis highlights the diverse ways in which domestic abuse by substance-using male partners is compounded for: women who have never been substance dependent; women who have formerly been substance dependent; and women who are currently substance dependent. The criminological implications of the competing models of change deployed in drug treatment and domestic violence intervention are discussed alongside the policy and practice challenges entailed in reconciling them within intervention contexts where specialist service provision has been scaled back and victims navigate pressures to stay with perpetrators while they undergo treatment alongside the threat of sanction should they seek protection from the police and courts.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: pathology and forensic medicine, arts and humanities, law, social psychology, drug use, alcohol, substance dependence, coercive control, domestic abuse protection orders, domestic homicide, IRWRG
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
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Copyright Info: Open Access article
SWORD Depositor: Prof. Pub Router
Depositing User: Danielle Stephens-Lewis
Date Deposited: 19 May 2019 21:01
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2023 15:06

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