Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research: For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Judges

Publised June 2009

Chapter 3. Offender Characteristics

Section 12 — Is age an important risk factor?

Younger defendants are more likely to reabuse and recidivate than older defendants. [23, 141, 183, 185, 216, 228] This has been found to be true in studies of arrested abusers and batterers in treatment programs as well as court-restrained abusers. [111, 112, 134, 153, 228]

Date Created: June 5, 2009