Characteristics of Perpetrators of Family and Nonfamily Assaults
Gondolf E W~~Mulvey E P~~Lidz C W
Of 389 psychiatric hospital emergency room patients interviewed, 139 cases were identified in which Ss were the perpetrators of recent assaults. These were divided into 3 categories: family-assault incidents (FAI), nonfamily-assault (NFA) incidents & family and nonfamily (FNA) incidents. Ss involved in FAI appeared to be the most stable in that they were more likely to live with others & have some employment & were less likely to report suicide or alcohol abuse. FNA Ss were more often violent.