Date Approved


Degree Type

Open Access Senior Honors Thesis

Department or School

Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology

First Advisor

Paul Leighton

Second Advisor

Brian Sellers

Third Advisor

Julian Murchison


One in four women have been a victims of Domestic Violence (DV) in their lifetime by an intimate partner. Men's violence against women is a public health issue that continues to persist today. Much of the larger conversations remains in finding the best solutions and allocating resources in order to reduce men's violence against women. Men's violence against women has impacted various families' and allowed a cycle of violence to persist.

There are a variety of treatment options for men who batter women in the literature. The most prominent ones include anger management, incarceration, couples counseling and batterer interventions programs. Through an analysis of these programs we will be able to see the advantages and disadvantages of these programs for batterers and under what circumstances these would work.

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Criminology Commons