Barriers to Advancing Evidence-Based Practice in Domestic Violence Perpetrator Treatment in the United States: Ideology, Public Funding, or Both?

Clare Cannon, Kenneth Corvo, Fred Buttell, John Hamel

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Abstract

Though usually framed in the context of ideological and political processes, the failure of domestic violence perpetrator programs to embrace research-supported practice may also be influenced by a widespread unwillingness to use public funds for that purpose. This policy analysis examines the links among federal policy, state implementation, organizational structure, and funding sources of perpetrator service-providing organizations. Those links reveal reciprocal relationships among conservative and ostensibly feminist views of domestic violence within an implied policy framework justifying public underfunding of perpetrator treatment programs. Placed within the current hyper-politicized context of US Federal governance and policy, this analysis identifies advancements in perpetrator treatment in several state governments as harbingers of potential movement toward research-supported practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-237
Number of pages17
JournalPartner Abuse
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Keywords

  • criminal justice policy
  • domestic violence
  • evidence-based practice
  • intimate partner violence
  • perpetrator program funding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Health(social science)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Law

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