Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence, 2nd by Philip W. Cook

By Philip W. Cook

An award-winning investigative journalist offers a aggravating new examine an underreported kind of household violence―the abuse of men.

• the newest examine figures and updated surveys at the incidence of intimate associate violence opposed to men

• own interviews and circumstances drawn from media insurance of politicians and different public figures

• a specific bibliography

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In the DOJ statistics, a contract killing gets registered not as a woman killing her spouse but as a multiple offender homicide. It is important, however, to remember that the overwhelming majority of domestic violence incidences do not result in death or even in severe injury. Pitfalls of a Focus on Injuries Restraining and protective orders (in most jurisdictions) do not require an observable injury before they are issued; they usually require only an assertion or demonstration of the threat of violence and that there has been violence in the past year, even if that violence did not result in serious injury.

Read my analysis of the government statistics from the [United States] and Canada to see why this is so. (See Counseling Female Offenders and Victims, 2001). Women are not murdering men like they were due to the fact that they were killing out of fear. ”49 First, the reason women murder their husbands is not always due to fear. ) In fact, a comprehensive examination by Coramae Mann and detailed below found that the majority of female spouse killers do not murder out of fear or self-defense. Some murder out of greed, others because they’ve taken a new lover and find murder a way to get rid of the old one, and for a variety of other reasons.

Their entrapment is used to explain the desperation of those who resort to spouse killings. ”64 Dr. Steinmetz also casts doubt on this assumption in “The Battered Husband Syndrome,” published in Victimology: It is always assumed that the husband’s greater economic resources could allow him to more easily leave a disruptive marital situation. Not only do men tend to have jobs which provide them with an adequate income, but they have greater access to credit and are not tied to the home because of the children.

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