Domestic Violence Case Study by Writing Specialists

Domestic Violence
An in-depth case study on intervention programs for domestic violence.
# 92926 | 10,072 words | 81 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Mar 04, 2007 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Psychology (Therapies)

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This work is a case study of intervention programs for domestic violence abusers that specifically focuses on the intervention method known as transformational leadership. Research on this subject suggests that a correlation exists between certain forms of behavior and styles of leadership. It claims that the focus of today's attention in relation to dealing with domestic violence should be one that is squarely upon 'prevention' of domestic violence while at the same time continuing to maintain the crisis service organizations as well as the criminal justice programs. The paper explains that stopping domestic violence is important in the battle to end domestic violence but the ability to completely prevent the occurrence of acts of domestic violence should be sought through research. To this end, within the course of this study the 'transformational' style of leadership is reviewed. The transformational framework acknowledges that crime is a social problem and one that seeks therefore a social solution to the problem of domestic violence. The author includes methodology, research design, charts and statistics to quantify the study. It also offers an extensive review of literature.

Table of Contents:
Chapter One: Introduction
Overview of the Problem
Transformational Change- Cultural Change
Research Questions
Definition of Terms
Statement of the Problem
Chapter II: Literature Review
Statistical Data Related to Abuse, the Abuser and the Abused
Characteristics of the Abuser - From a FBI Report on Domestic Violence
Three Phases in the Cycle of Domestic Abuse
Characteristics of the Three Phases in the Domestic Abuse Cycle
Two Leadership Styles Compared - Toxic & Transformation Leadership
The Transformational Leader
Characteristics of the Toxic Leader
Similarities between the Toxic Leader and the Domestic Violence Abuser
Understanding How BPI Programs Work
Chapter III: Methodology
Summary of Thesis
Research Design
Questions of the Research
Presentation of the Data Collection
Rationale for Date Collection Plan
Limitations of Data Collection

From the Paper:

"The research in this review of literature has illustrated that there are new methods of treating domestic violence and in fact of dealing with all types of conflicts and that the method is one of 'transformation' or of 'real' and 'actual' change instead of a mere covering of the problem this method strikes the root of the problem. Further this research has shown that domestic violence abusers and the individual with a 'toxic' leadership style have much in common insofar as their personal characteristics or traits which are used in controlling and manipulating those around them."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Seifer, SD, Connors K and Seifer T. (editors) Service-Learning in Health Profession Education: Case Studies from the Health Professions Schools in Service to the Nation Program. San Franciso: Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, 2002.
  • Ending the Culture of Street Crime: LIFERS Public Safety Engineering Committee of the State Correctional Institution and Graterford, Pennsylvania. Online available at:
  • Myers, M. D. (1997). Qualitative Research in Information Systems. MIS Quarterly, 21(2), 241-242.
  • Anthony, William A. & Ashcraft, Lori. (2005, October). It starts with vision. Behavioral Healthcare Tomorrow 14(5), (9.
  • Berlinger, June Sheehan. (2004, October). Taking an intimate look at domestic violence. Nursing 34(10), 42.

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