Donald Dutton, Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, has over 20 years experience of domestic violence research and clinical work. His clinical therapy programmes have demonstrated success in treating male batterers. His research into the causal factors in intimate rage, violence and abusiveness has led to empirically underpinned understanding of the pathways which lead to men becoming perpetrators of domestic violence.

His writings on domestic violence include The Abusive Personality: Violence and control in intimate relationships, and he has served as an expert witness in a number of prominent legal cases of domestic violence and spousal homicide, including the O.J. Simpson case.