Forensic Psychology of Spousal Violence explores the dynamics between victim and offender, an area that is paramount in answering important issues of character and vital for forensic research. The book examines the role of the victim both during, and after, victimization, an area that is extremely important in spousal violence because of the interactive process between the victim and the offender.
In addition, the book covers the phenomenon of spousal violence and its different forms, discussing the consequence of abuse and providing research tips to be used in the field. Relevant case studies are also included to complement learning, providing readers with an innovative approach that will fill a void in the current knowledge of spousal violence.
- Uses international statistics to present data of women battered and/or deceased to educate, change mindsets and practices, and ultimately, reduce the number of battered women and spousal homicides in the future
- Includes current case studies that complement the discussions
- Includes best practices for spousal abuse investigations
- Presents a portable reference that can be used for work in the field
Mauro Paulino is currently a coordinator at Mind, Institute of Clinical and Forensic Psychology (Lisbon, Portugal). He is also a forensic psychologist consultant at the Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ciências Forenses, I.P. (Gabinete Médico-Legal e Forense Península Setúbal) and a Clinical Director of Pelo Sonho - Cooperativa de Solidariedade Social, supervising shelter and care center for victims of spousal violence. Mauro received his Master degree in Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences at the University of Lisbon, School of Medicine completing his research in the field of spousal violence. He is an author and coordinator of several books and is a guest lecturer at various national and international universities and training session on spousal violence.