The Duluth model for DV is well out of date and holds many fallacies.
All views of DV are derived from this DULUTH model and it is lazy and wrong that NZ universities are still pushing this crap. All social services and courts are influenced by this as well. In its early days it may have had a positive purpose but not in today’s world where we KNOW MUCH MUCH MORE about the causes of DV.
This experimental program, conducted in Duluth University, Minnesota in 1981, coordinated the actions of a variety of agencies dealing with domestic conflict. The Duluth model curriculum was developed by a “small group of activists in the battered women’s movement” with 5 battered women and 4 men as subjects. The program has become a model for programs in other jurisdictions seeking to deal more effectively with domestic violence.
For an in-depth understanding of DV in THIS CENTURY please read this entire paper below and digest it……
Dr Jane Wangmann
Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney. VIOLENCE – AN EXPLORATION OF THE LITERATURE
Whilst it is now 5 years old it is much more relevant and unbiased as the DELUTH model.
The next time you hear from some half witted person rabbiting on about a subject they know little about you will be in a position to educate them with the TRUTH.