The Duluth model: A data-impervious paradigm and a failed strategy

Donald G. Dutton, Kenneth Corvo

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Gondolf has criticized our review as being selective and suggests that the Duluth model is more promising than we had concluded. We note that his own outcome study showed a failure rate for a Duluth program of 40% - identical to the mean rate of the studies we reviewed. We see his critiques as representative of the very mindset we described in our original paper - that of the gender paradigm. We review some of the shortcomings of Gondolf's critique as representative of this mindset. Our conclusion about the failure of the Duluth program remains unchanged.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)658-667
Number of pages10
JournalAggression and Violent Behavior
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2007


  • Duluth model
  • Failed strategy
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Psychoeducational

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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