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The psychology of extreme violence, genocide and massacre

Promotional Memo : Available  2007  from Praeger Press: New York   By  Don Dutton

 “ As long as one believes that the evil man wears horns, one will not discover an evil man”.   – Eric Fromm, The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness, p. 574. More...

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The Abusive Personality 2nd Ed

The original Abusive Personality was selected in 1999 by Choices for its’ list of “Outstanding Academic Titles” and is the 8th all time best seller according to the Online Dictionary of Mental Health. The second edition introduces new research on neural development to the understanding of the formation of abusiveness. It also broadens the scope of the original work to examine abusiveness in women.

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Rethinking Domestic Violence

“Dutton’s analysis of domestic violence research and discourse is comprehensive, refreshing, and enlightened. He has gathered the latest work from multiple disciplines to create a volume that will surely be a cornerstone of a radical, distinctly feminist rethinking of domestic violence practice.” More...

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El Golpeador

The Batterer in Spanish.  We do not find this cover acceptable. Nevertheless, you might know someone who wants the book in Spanish. Complaints re the cover should be sent to: http://www.libreriapaidos.com/ as they were responsible for the cover design.

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Intimate Violence: Contemparary Treatment Innovations.

Donald Dutton, PhD & Daniel J. Sonkin, PhD.

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De partnermishandelaar

The batterer in Dutch.  Bohn Staflew Van Loghum:Houten.

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De la Violence dans le Couple

This is the French translated version of The Batterer:  A Psychological Profile.

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The Abusive Personality

Physical violence may be the most overt manifestation of relationship abuse, but maltreatment of intimate partners takes many other forms as well. This integrative work explores the nature of male abusiveness by focusing on the development of a particular personality constellation--one that is easily threatened, jealous, and fearful, and that masks these emotions with anger and demands for control. Presenting results of controlled research with over 400 batterers, Dutton shows that many abusers exhibit high levels of trauma symptoms. This symptomatology is cogently linked to elements of childhood experience including witnessing of violence, the use of shaming techniques by parents, and insecure attachment; and, in turn, to such characteristics as terror of abandonment and the inability to regulate one's emotions or deal with conflict effectively. A concluding chapter focuses on treatment.

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The Domestic Assault of Women

This book is a review of research on the history, sociology and psychology of domestic abuse perpetrators, their victims and the community response to the problem. It includes chapters on the abusive personality and traumatic bonding which occurs intermittently in abusive relationships.

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The Batterer

A comprehensive and in-depth look at the psychology of the men who are abusive in intimate relationships. A triad of factors combine in early development: exposure to parental violence, subjection to shaming experiences, and the development of an insecure attachment style to create a personality that causes men to experience depression and anxiety in intimacy, externalize blame, and undergo cyclical build-ups of tension and explosion. The book explores treatment of this particular group.

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Summary of Books

Dutton, D.G. (1988). The domestic assault of women: Psychological and criminal justice perspectives. Boston: Allyn & Bacon. (220 pages)

Dutton, D. G. (1995). The domestic assault of women: Psychological and criminal justice perspectives. Vancouver: UBC Press. (336 pages)

Dutton, D. G. (1995). The batterer: A psychological profile. New York: Harper Collins. (209 pages)

Reprinted in French as " De la Violence dans le Couple" Paris: Editions Bayard.
Reprinted in Spanish as "El Golpeador" Barcelona:Paidos.
Reprinted in Dutch as “ De partnermishandelaar” Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum:Houten.
Reprinted in Japanese by Sakuhinshu Press: Tokyo (translation: Nakamura Tadashi)
Also published in Polish

Dutton, D.G. (2003)  The Abusive Personality: Violence and Control in Intimate Relationships.  Revised Paperback Edition: Guilford Press, New York.

Dutton, D.G. & Sonkin, D. J. (eds: 2003) Intimate Violence: Contemporary Treatment Innovations. Haworth Press: Binghampton, N.Y. (co-published as Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 2003, 7, 1 (313/14)

Dutton, D.G (1998) The Abusive Personality: Violence and Control in Intimate Relationships. New York: Guilford. (214 pages)
    Selected (1999) by Choices for list of “Outstanding Academic Titles”. 8th all time best seller: Online Dictionary of Mental Health.

Dutton, D.G. & Sonkin, D. J. (eds: 2003) Intimate Violence: Contemporary Treatment Innovations. Haworth Press: Binghampton, N.Y. (co-published as Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 2003, 7, 1 (3/13/14)

Dutton, D. G. (2006). Rethinking Domestic Violence. Vancouver: UBC Press. (426 pages).

Dutton, D.G. (2007) The Abusive Personality: (2nd Edition). Guilford Press: New York: Guilford Press.

Dutton, D.G. ( 2007) The psychology of genocide, massacres and extreme violence. Westport, Conn: Praeger.