A psychopathological picture of the perpetrator of violence in a family
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Psychiatr Pol 2007;41(6):827–836
Violence is a very frequent subject in contemporary literature. It appears that the reason for this is its spreading and a negative social perception of this phenomenon. The present article provides an analysis of definitions, forms and conditionings of violence, but, most of all, a review of results of the research focused on characteristics of the perpetrator of delinquent actions within the family. In order to summarize, it should be stated that literature on the subject is dominated with a theoretical discourse, based on remarks and experiences of other authors. What is lacking, is a wide spectrum scientific research. The present article constitutes a theoretical basis for a research programme aiming for a detailed description of perpetrators of crimes against the family in a psychosocial, medical and judicial context. It will contribute to a better understanding of the issue and will allow the verification of numerous theoretical opinions on the subject.