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From boys to men: overview and recommendations

The From Boys to Men Project was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council to explore why some boys become domestic abuse perpetrators when others do not. In so doing, it sought to establish what more could be done to reduce the number of young men who become perpetrators. The study involved three phases of data collection including: Phase 1 - a survey of 1203 school children aged 13-14; Phase 2 - focus groups with 69 young people aged 13-19; and Phase 3 - life history interviews with 30 young men, aged 16-21, who had experienced domestic abuse as victims, perpetrators or witnesses.

Reports on all stages of the project are freely available on our website www.boystomenproject.com.

This report provides a brief overview of what we found and what recommendations follow from the project’s findings.