Investigating the Change Processes Associated with Recovering from Violent Behaviours


We want to understand how individuals with a history of physical violence are now able to control their violent behaviours. The researcher will interview people to determine the factors that are helpful and unhelpful in managing violent tendencies. The interview will have three areas of focus:

1. Factors that help to manage or avoid violent behaviours.
2. Factors that make it more challenging to manage violent behaviours.
3. Suggests for what could help manage violent behaviours.

The results of this study may be published and used to inform interventions for violent behaviours.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible ages: 18 to 99

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

1) Must be aged 18+
2) Must have engaged in 3 or more violent acts towards other individuals
3) Must have refrained from acting violently towards others for at least 1 year
4) Must be fluent in English.
5) Must be comfortable speaking about their experience of managing violent behaviours.

Exclusion criteria:

1) Has engaged in violence against children, as an adult
2) Violent behaviours were sexual in nature
3) Have pending legal concerns due to violent behaviours


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Christina Sander Werklund School of Education, Department of Educational Psychology

Principal investigator:

Tanya Mudry

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