Power and Control Wheel

The power and control wheel was developed by the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project in Duluth, Minnesota in 1984 to help describe the experience of victims of violence and the tactics that abusers used.

The first wheel was to explain domestic violence situations, and since then many wheels have been developed in order to give an idea of the experience of victims across multiple different forms of violence. These wheels give a universal idea of tactics used by perpetrators of crime, but may not be true to every victim.

For more information about the development of the power and control wheel,
please visit the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project or see the following wheels below.

Power and Control Wheel 

Equality Wheel

Abuse of Children Wheel

Human Trafficking Power and Control Wheel

SAFETY ALERT: If you are in danger, please use a safer computer, call 911, a local hotline, the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.Escape