What is the Duluth Model?

I missed something in japete’s comments today. When talking about domestic violence policing, Joan said


I assumed that the Duluth Model was simply the “Arrest whoever hit someone” method that most cops use today. As another blogger pointed out to me, WRONG!!


So the Duluth model is actually a codification of the sexist belief that if there is a problem, the man is at fault. I guess that explains why Joan keeps insisting that there are few, if any female domestic abusers. Pardon the language here, but it seems that the Duluth Model can be summarized as follows.

If he has a dick, he’s wrong.

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