The “Duluth Model” is a widely disseminated approach to community-based intervention in domestic violence. This authoritative and comprehensive volume examines how to develop a response to domestic violence using the Model. Key issues addressed include: enhancing networking among service providers; building monitoring and tracking systems; developing a supportive infrastructure for victims; providing sanctions and rehabilitation opportunities; addressing the needs of children; and evaluating the effectiveness of community response.

Just like Men? A Critical View of Violence by Women

Just like Men? A Critical View of Violence by Women
Just like men? A critical view of violence by women
Shamita DasDasgupta
The Prologue: Specifying Aspects of Domestic Violence

The fundamental concept of the Duluth model is simple. It is centered on ensuring complete safety of battered women by establishing a complex network of comprehensive interagency coordination in a community. The critical component of this model is a legal system that responds uniformly to cases of domestic abuse. Policies are drafted recognizing the complex dynamics of domestic assault cases.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Anne Marshall, Ellen Pence, and Sue Osthoff for their unwavering support and critical comments throughout the development of this chapter. Thanks to Anne Bergman and Radhia Jaaber, who have ...

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