The Power And Control Wheel: The Duluth Model

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Ava Waldrop Abuse American Military University Abuse Introduction: Abuse is a global crisis that no matter how many laws are implemented there will still be some sort of domestic abuse. It is difficult to pinpoint how many victims there are in domestic violence because it often goes underreported. The reason varies from feeling ashamed, embarrassed, fear of retaliation, scared, and so forth. Abusers utilize an array of techniques to continue to abuse such as intimidation, threats, and manipulation. Keep in mind that abuse does not discriminate and anyone it does not matter what race, age, or gender can fall a victim to domestic violence. This essay will discuss child abuse model and spousal abuse model, power and control, and police…show more content…
As mentioned in our textbook, the core of the cycle is the elements of power and control. “All abusive actions committed by the batterer are viewed as the means to dominate and control the partner.” (Gosselin, 2014, p. 239). Each section of the wheel represents some sort of behavior leading to the abuse. Essentially, the power and control wheel represents the activist’s idea of the battering relationship. Response to Intimate Partner Violence: Police’s role in intimate partner violence is that there has been an increase in demand for enforcement in intimate partner violence. With police officer responding to intimate partner violence officers are also in the line of fire. It is imperative to remember that they are responding to a hostile situation fueled by anger. The numbers between 1996 and 2009, 771 police officers were murdered in the line of duty (Gosselin, 2014). Majority of the officers who were murdered were caught off guard while on the line of duty. The goal of police officers to respond is to collect evidence and interrogate the

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