Risk Assessment in Men Convicted of Intimate Partner Violence. the Adaptative System Data Integration (ASDI)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 8:45 AM
Room: Booth 47
Oral Presentation
Jose A. AMOZURRUTIA , Interdisciplinary Research, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico D. F., Mexico
María DEL CASTILLO , Instituto Aragonés de la Mujer, Spain
In any society, violent phenomena occur and they always build a complex situation whose study involves considering different perspectives. Inside a relationship, violence against women is a good example. In this context, the analysis of the victim risk is crucial and being a major challenge for researchers.

This paper presents the Adaptative System Data Integration (ASDI). This system is an analysis tool to organize and analyze qualitative and quantitative information (Amozurrutia, & Marcuello, 2011). The ASDI is based on a model that allows continuous updating of their evaluation criteria. Using this method it possible to link two or more observables data for integration into categories and their representation synchronic and diachronic as text.

In this research, we study a sample of 45 convicted male batterers who participated in a psychological intervention program. The (ASDI) performs a risk assessment from nine variables that collect information from scales: Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire, Inventory of Ambivalent Sexism and Attribution of Responsibility Scale (Minimization Subscale). Also we get information of initial interview to offender -before starting the treatment- and the therapist who performs the procedure.

The scores are compared with the Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide (SARA) and the therapist's assessment done at the end of treatment. The results show statistically significant correlations between the ASDI and the therapist assessment but no with SARA scores.