Therapeutic Dynamics of Aggression, Readiness to Change, and Recidivism in a Partner Violent Men Typology
The Transtheoretical Model (TTM) of behavior change predicts that patients go through different stages of change prior to changing their problematic behavior. This study aims to evaluate the utility and validity of this model in a sample of 549 court-ordered partner violent men. Three types of perpetrators with respect to their readiness to change were revealed. Those in more advantage stage of change use more processes to change their problem and present with higher levels of intimate partner violence (IPV). Low readiness to change levels and treatment drop-out predict short-term criminal justice recidivism, while treatment drop-out predicts medium and long-term recidivism. Results highlight the applicability of the TTM in IPV and its usefulness in designing behavioral interventions with this population.
Redondo, N., Muñoz-Rivas, M. J., Cantos, A. L., & Graña, J. L. (2021). Therapeutic Dynamics of Aggression, Readiness to Change, and Recidivism in a Partner Violent Men Typology. Crime & Delinquency, 00111287211036451. 10.1177/00111287211036451
Crime & Delinquency