The aim of this section is to collect an overview on literature about Domestic Violence and, masculinity and gender issues and perpetrator work.

This collection will be updated regularly. If you have any hints on new literature, please feel invited to contact us under info(at)

Basic literature

Dobash, R. E., Dobash, P. R. (1998) Violent men and violent contexts. In R. E. Dobash & R. P. Dobash (eds.), Rethinking violence against women. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Gondolf, E. W. (2002). Batterer intervention systems: Issues, outcomes, and recommendations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Gondolf, E. W. (2012). The Future of Batterer Programs: Reassessing Evidence-Based Practice. Boston: Northeastern University Press.

Phillips, R., Kelly, L. & Westmarland, N. (2013) Domestic violence perpetrator programmes: A historical overview. London and Durham: London Metropolitan University and Durham University.

Westmarland, N., Kelly, L. & Chalder-Mills, J. (2010). What Counts as Success? London: Respect.

Westmarland, N., Kelly, L. (2012). Why Extending Measurements of ‘Success’ in Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes Matters for Social Work. British Journal of Social Work, 1-19.

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