Mandated Batterer Intervention Programs to Reduce Domestic Violence

  • Lynette Feder
  • David B. Wilson

Domestic violence is defined as assaultive behavior involving adults who are married, cohabitating, or who have an ongoing prior intimate relationship (Goolkasian, 1986). Due to the very private nature of this act, incidences of domestic assaults are less likely to come to the attention of police than are other crimes and therefore to be included in the official crime counts (Berk et al., 1984; Dutton, 1987; Hirschel et al., 1992). However, results from a number of wellregarded national studies (Straus and Gelles, 1986; Tjaden and Thoennes, 2000) indicate just how pervasive this problem continues to be.


Domestic Violence Battered Woman Abusive Partner Spouse Abuse Batterer Intervention 


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