chapter  10
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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.