They also included questions about each offenders past and childhood experiences.
There continues to be debate within the research literature, and among practitioners and other members of the violence prevention community, about using official crime statistics versus random surveys as tools for determining the incidence and prevalence of family violence. There is general agreement that family violence is an underreported crime.
There continues to be a lack of information nationally and cross–nationally regarding the likely number of unreported incidents, as well as the extent and trajectory of family violence.
Weldon and Gilchrist (2012) interviewed six male perpetrators serving prison sentences in Scotland.
They asked the offenders general questions about their thoughts and feelings in regards to violence.
However, Canada has been a forerunner in collecting these data through methods other than crime surveys.
Statistics Canada has completed several comprehensive telephone surveys on the topic of family violence (Statistics Canada 2001; 2004a, 2005).What Makes a Person Violent: Literature Review Since the beginning of the human race, domestic violence has been present.However, it was not until recent centuries that people began to look at it as a crime.recognises the need to strengthen the evidence base for perpetrator intervention responses by conducting research and developing national standards.This literature review has particular relevance for Outcome 6 of the National Plan that perpetrators stop their violence and are held to account, which focuses on developing strategies and implementing actions to hold perpetrators accountable and reduce the risk of recidivism, and early intervention.This distinction is important because not all conflict can be deemed violence, but conversely, violence should not be euphemized as conflict.Family violence continues to negatively impact the healthy development of children and families across the country.It was something that they were used to and had seen many times.These findings however, did not only apply to intimate relationships, but rather to life in general.In Canada, 27% of reported violent crime victims are victims of family violence, and similar rates have been documented in the US.In both countries the number of female victims outnumber the male victims by at least 300% in the context of intimate violence (Statistics Canada, 2004a; Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2000).