oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Learning to live without violence: A rehabilitative programme for men who abuse

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



To date, few formal studies have been conducted on the male batterer, and virtually all of these studies have been conducted in the United States, Australia and Britain. At least two studies in South Africa, namely those conducted by Padayachee (1989) and Lawrence (1984) have inquired into battered women's perceptions of their batterers' history and behaviour, but no comprehensive study has been conducted on the batterer per se.

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