Applications II: A thought experiment: The framework of a deterrence approach to domestic violence
How might these ideas be applied to a very diﬀerent crime problem? The drug-market problem just described, like the gang-violence problem from which this whole line of thought originated, is public, obvious, more or less collective, and at least to some degree economic. Domestic violence stands out for its contrasts: It is private, concealed, more or less individual, and deeply personal. Do these ideas oﬀer anything to our thinking about how we might address domestic violence? Let us see.