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NCJ Number: 40795 Find in a Library
Title: WIFE BEATING - THE SILENT CRISIS
Author(s): R LANGLEY; R C LEVY
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 252
Sponsoring Agency: E P Dutton and Co
New York, NY 10016
Sale Source: E P Dutton and Co
2 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS BOOK EXAMINES THE PERVASIVE BUT NEGLECTED SUBJECT OF WIFE BEATING; STATISTICS CONCERNING THE EXTENT OF INTRA-MARITAL VIOLENCE INDICATE THAT ONE-THIRD OF ALL MARRIAGES ENGAGE IN SPOUSE ASSAULT.
Abstract: THE AUTHORS REVIEW THE RESEARCH AND REPORTED CRIME DATA ON THE AMOUNT OF WIFE BEATING IN THE U.S. AND CONCLUDE THAT WHILE MOST CASES GO UNREPORTED, BETWEEN 26 AND 30 MILLION SPOUSES ARE ABUSED ANNUALLY. THE SOCIAL AND LEGAL HISTORY OF WIFE BEATING, A SOCIO-PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE OF A WIFE BEATER, THE VARIOUS MOTIVATIONS FOR INTRA-MARITAL ASSAULT, AND THE REASONS WHY BATTERED WOMEN TOLERATE THE ABUSE ARE LACED WITH ACTUAL CASE STUDIES. THE LEGAL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESPONSE TO CASES OF WIFE BEATING, THE LIBERATION OF THE BATTERED WIFE, AND THE PHENOMENON OF BATTERED MEN ARE ALSO DISCUSSED....MSP
Index Term(s): Battered husbands; Battered wives; Case studies; Domestic relations; Family offenses; Marital problems; National crime statistics; Unreported crimes; Violence
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