publication . Article . 2009

Homicide and domestic violence. Are there different psychological profiles mediated by previous exerted on the victim?

Montserrat Yepes; Maria R. Vinas; Inmaculada Armadans; Miguel A. Soria;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2009 Journal: European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context (issn: 1889-1861, eissn: 1989-4007, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Sociedad Española de Psicología Jurídica y Forense
Abstract
A sample of 46 men was evaluated with the DAPP (Questionnaire of Domestic Aggressor Psychological Profile). All were inmates convicted for various degrees of violence against their wives in different prisons. The sample was divided into three groups: homicides without previous violence against their wives (H) (n=11), homicides with previous violence (VH) (n=9) and domestic batterers without previous homicide attempts against their partners (B) (n=26). The aim of the study was to analyze the possible existence of three different kinds of profiles and more specifically if it’s possible to obtain an independent profile for domestic homicides with previous episodes ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Domestic homicide, Psychological profile, Domestic violence, Crime, Prediction violence., Criminal law and procedure, K5000-5582, Psychology, BF1-990
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