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batter

[′bad·ər]
(civil engineering)
A uniformly steep slope in a retaining wall or pier; inclination is expressed as 1 foot horizontally per vertical unit (in feet).

Batter

A wall that gently slopes inward toward the top.

batter

To incline from the vertical. A wall is said to batter when it recedes as it rises.
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Cultural differences may account for additional resistance when the cultures of batterer and counselor differ (Snyder & Anderson, 2009).
106) Further, mandatory arrest policies often lead to dual arrests where police arrest both the batterer and the victim.
Therefore, given the emphasis in cognitive-behavioral batterer treatment on the ability to relearn behaviors, inmates who suffer from learning disabilities would be expected to benefit less from such programs.
They are unable to successfully maintain employment, report to the probation office and participate in batterer intervention programs if their substance abuse issues are not addressed.
Some of these reasons include economic dependence on the batterer, not having a safe place to go, emotional dependence on the batterer, fear of being killed, or fear that the batterer may take the children.
A detailed assessment of the batterer is essential in order to promote effective treatment (Cohen, Swerdlik, & Smith, 1992; Drummond, 1996).
For God--and for Israel--the tragedy is that Israel is not God's witness: "she" is merely somebody else, who accepts the covenant in fear and gratitude but is essentially intent on being that separate self whose autonomous life so enrages the batterer.
Instead of diminishing agency, counseling promotes the idea that the batterer is a responsible agent.
The study will test the assumption that when the criminal justice system and social service agencies work together to respond to domestic violence, the batterer is less likely to re-offend.
Spilka's years as a volunteer counselor in an agency for the rehabilitation of male batterers informs the text throughout.
Analyzing the prejudices of many police officers, the criminal and civil laws that address domestic violence, arrest policies, and courtroom procedures, the authors conclude that the criminal justice system needs to focus more on the rights of the injured person than on the rights of the batterer.
There was this shy retiring girlfriend batterer self-deprecatingly telling the thousands - no, I don't know why either - who follow him on Twitter that, despite being only 23, he is feeling old.