The Dynamics of Domestic Abuse and Drug and Alcohol Dependency

Gadd, David, Henderson, Juliet, Radcliffe, Polly, Stephens-Lewis, Danielle ORCID: 0000-0001-6694-9954, Johnson, Amy and Gilchrist, Gail (2019) The Dynamics of Domestic Abuse and Drug and Alcohol Dependency. British Journal of Criminology. ISSN 0007-0955

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Abstract

This article elucidates the dynamics that occur in relationships where there have 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 National Institute for Health Research-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.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drug use, alcohol, substance dependence, coercive control, , domestic abuse protection orders, domestic homicide
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
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Psychological Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Danielle Stephens-Lewis
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2019 16:20
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2019 12:00
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/6742

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