Ed Gondolf, sociology professor emeritus, recently published
his new book Gender-Based Perspectives on
Batterer Programs. It is a follow-up to Gondolf’s previously published
book, The Future of Batterer Programs:
Reassessing Evidence-Based Practice.
Gondolf’s book, which is part of Northwestern University’s
Series on Gender, Crime, and Law, is based on a collection of 24 interviews
with batterer program founders and leaders who have worked in the field for 25
to 35 years. It aims to be a catalyst for other researchers to develop more
meaningful studies. It highlights the efforts these founders and leaders have
put into these batterer programs as well as shed light on what myths many
people believe are true about batterer programs. A big segment of the book is
on leadership, which is a framework throughout the book, from the introduction,
to all of the leader’s interviews, to the conclusion.
The book is organized around an introduction, seven
chapters, and a conclusion. They are as
Introduction: Respect, Accountability, and Justice
A Final Thought on Leadership
The book, available at Amazon.com, received high reviews. One
of the reviewers had the following praise:
“Regardless of where you stand on this issue, this is a
great resource that gathers most of the previous work that has been done, gives
you tools to use in evaluating, and offers arguments for a reasoned approach to
Gondolf has published 11 books. The most recent is titled Assessing Woman Battering in
Mental Health Services and Batterer
Intervention Systems: Issues, Outcomes, and Recommendations.
and other publications are listed on the MARTI website.