Professor Corvo Receives Grant to Explore Domestic Violence Perpetration

As part of his on-going work in theory development in domestic violence perpetration, professor of social work, Ken Corvo, was awarded a $15,000 grant from the FHL Foundation for the proposal, “The Role of Executive Function Deficits in Domestic Violence Perpetration.” Corvo notes that for nearly 40 years, public policy response to domestic violence has been defined as the socially sanctioned dominance of women by men. The view of patriarchy as the sole cause of domestic violence is the underpinning for a policy/practice paradigm that has dominated the regulatory, legal, and policy discourse of the United States, Canada and other countries. While literature indicates a much broader range of psychological risk factors, policies regarding domestic violence perpetration often disregard or forbid considerations of mental health issues, particularly those with developmental antecedents. Corvo will undertake a synthetic review of the literature on the intersection of executive function deficits and psychopathology as they are manifested in dysfunctional violent coping in domestic violence perpetrators.

Comprehensive domestic violence literature review now available
The journal, Partner Abuse, where social work professor Kenneth Corvo is on the editorial board, has recently made available to practitioners and academics a comprehensive review of the literature on all facets of domestic violence. This project is entitled, “The Partner Abuse State of Knowledge”.