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

By Philip W. Cook

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

• the newest study figures and up to date surveys at the occurrence of intimate companion violence opposed to men

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

• a particular bibliography

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Sometimes she would throw as heavy a piece of firewood that she could find. If one of those pieces of firewood had hit at just the right spot, John Wilkes Booth would not be a famous name today. Bill had a sexual liaison with an intern in his office. When he finally had to admit publicly that it was true, his wife, Hillary, slapped him hard enough to leave a red mark on the side of his head that was clearly visible to others. 47 There have been some interesting reactions to this true story in an infor­ mal public opinion survey, which we shall explore further in Chapter 5.

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.

Another way of viewing violent female intimate crime is to study the number of prison inmates. 51 Coramae Richey Mann, a criminologist at Florida State University, examined nearly 300 female perpetrator homicide cases in six of the largest cities in the United States and published her results in Justice Quarterly. Out of the 300, she looked at 145 cleared homicide cases where the arrested woman killed a person who was, or once had been, a live-in lover. While the rate changed in the Is It Real?

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