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Letter to the Editor: Some Issues Raised by the Defense of the Broward Experiment of Batterer Counseling  

Author:  Edward W.  Gondolf.

Source: Volume 09, Number 04, April/May 2004 , pp.61-63(3)

Domestic Violence Report

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The author raises the questions: Are experimental designs using an "intention-to-treat assumption" sufficient to assess effectiveness? What is a sufficent and acceptable outcome measure? What role do contextual components of the intervention system have on the batterer counseling outcomes?

Keywords: experimental evaluation of batterer counseling; program dropouts and completers; offenders coerced into treatment; attendance

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