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Intimate partner violence: current issues in definitions and interventions with perpetrators in the UK

ByElizabeth A. Gilchrist, Mark R. Kebbell

Since the first edition of this book, there have been many initiatives aimed at reducing the incidence or impact of intimate partner violence. There have been a raft of British Government responses to domestic violence, including the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2003 and new assessments and interventions across agencies (e.g. Metropolitan Police Service 2003; National Probation Service 2007) and there is ongoing academic work. Yet, there are still substantial gaps in knowledge and provision.