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J. Keith Miller, Compelled to Control: Recovering Intimacy in Broken Relationships, 1997
A hidden urge to dominate is often what breaks down professional or personal relationships – the wish to always keep people and situations under one's own control. Miller describes how this illness gradually takes hold and creates addiction, and he offers suggestions how it can be cured.

Donald G. Dutton, Ph.D., The Batterer – A Psychological Profile, New York 1995
A pioneer with 20 years of experience in therapy for offenders traces the cause of violent acts by men to the shameful experiences of the boy with his father.

Neil Jacobson and John Gottman, When Men Batter Women, New York 1998
Over a 10-year period, two professors of psychology observed 63 particularly violent couples using video and measured the heartbeat and skin resistance of the men during the fights. They discovered two categories of offenders: pitbulls and cobras. The two psychologists, who have been researching couples for 20 years, see the possibilities of therapy as limited and they propose theses which could be a point of contention for German counselors and therapists.

Abstraktion from "When Men Batter Women"

S. Burton; L. Regan and L. Kelly: "Supporting Women and Challenging Men: Lessons from the Domestic Violence Intervention Project," Bristol, Policy Press, 1998

Ellen Pence; Michael Paymar: "Education Groups for Men Who Batter – The Duluth Model." New York, Springer Publishing Company, Inc., 1993

Russell Dobash; Rebecca Dobash, Kate Cavanagh; Ruth Lewis: Research Evaluation of Programmes for Violent Men, Edinburgh 1996

Jeff Heam: "The Violence of Men," London, Sage Publications Ltd., 1998

J. Hammer and C. Itzen (eds.): "Home Truth About Domestic Violence," London and New York, Routledge, 2000

E. Aldarondo and F. Mederos (eds.): "Batterer Intervention Programs: A Handbook for Clinicians, Practitioners and Advocates," New York, Civic Research Inc., 2002

National Institute of Justice (USA): "Batterer Intervention: Program, Approaches and Criminal Justice Strategies," Washington, DC, United States Department of Justice, 1998

C. Sousa; J. Cooper and Emerge Staff: "Understanding and Responding to the Adolescent Perpetrator of Dating Violence," Cambridge, MA, Emerge, www.emergedv.com, 1997

D. Adams and S. Cayouette: "Emerge Batterers Intervention Group Program Manual," Cambridge MA, Emerge, www.emergedv.com, 2000