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NCJ Number: 159360 Find in a Library
Title: Problem of Domestic Violence Against Men Is Exaggerated (From Violence: Opposing Viewpoints, P 147-150, 1996, David Bender, et al, eds. -- See NCJ-159343)
Author(s): E Cose
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Greenhaven Press
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9187
Sale Source: Greenhaven Press
P.O. Box 9187
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9187
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Those who argue that husbands are as abused as wives are misapplying the statistics on husband abuse to make it appear more frequent than it really is.
Abstract: Although many male advocates insist that women are as violent as men, Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics show a husband is 2.4 times more likely to kill his wife than she is to kill him. In 1992, 1,432 women were killed by their male partners, while 623 men were killed by their female partners. Male advocates, however, are on firmer ground when they point to a 1985 study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health that found women to be as physically abusive as men. The role of the O.J. Simpson case in heightening media focus on domestic violence is discussed.
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Abused women; Abusing spouses; Domestic assault; Female offenders; Female victims; Male female offender comparisons; Male female victim comparisons; Male offenders; Male survivors; Media coverage; Violent crimes; Violent men; Violent women
Note: Opposing Viewpoints Series
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