Woman As Aggressor: The Unspoken Truth Of Domestic Violence February 4, 2016
‘there’s something very important that we’re not talking about when we talk about domestic violence.’
Source: Edward Rhymes
The Number of Male Domestic Abuse Victims Is Shockingly High — So Why Don’t We Hear About Them? November 22, 2015
“When you think of a victim of domestic abuse, who comes to mind?
If you’re being honest, it’s probably a woman. After all, domestic violence against men isn’t a theme of many Hollywood movies.
Yet in 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data from its National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey — and one of the most shocking statistics wasn’t just the sheer total of victims of physical violence but also how those numbers broke down by gender.”
Source : Jenna Birch
Summary: Research shows 40-80% of all abuse claims are false….? February 2, 2015
Incredible numbers..even if you reduce by 50%, still disturbing
A study of couples involved in custody disputes found that domestic violence allegations were made in 55% of the cases. Of these allegations, 59% could not be substantiated by the courts as true (1).
An analysis of domestic violence restraining orders issued in 2006 in Campbell County, West Virginia concluded 81% were unnecessary or false (2).
It is estimated that about 60% of the 2-3 million restraining orders issued annually are unnecessary or false. This translates into 1.2-1.8 million persons who are wrongfully accused of domestic violence each year under civil law (3).
Only 30% of persons arrested for domestic violence are convicted of the offense (4). The 70% of persons not convicted of the offense can be viewed as representing the number of persons wrongfully detained each year.*
(1) Johnston J et al. Allegations and substantiations of abuse in custody-disputing families. Family Court Review, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2005.
(2) Foster BP. Analyzing the cost and effectiveness of governmental policies. Cost Management Vol. 22, No. 3, 2008.
(3) Stop Abusive and Violent Environments. The use and abuse of restraining orders. Rockville, MD. 2011.
(4) Garner JH, Maxwell CD. Prosecution and conviction rates for intimate partner violence. Criminal Justice Review Vol. 34, No. 1, 2009. Table 2
China drafts first domestic violence law November 26, 2014
China has drafted its first national law against domestic violence, a move hailed by activists as a step forward in a country where abuse has long been sidelined as a private matter.
Source: Agence France-Presse (AFP)
Peering inside a batterer’s mind — and his victim’s soul November 9, 2014
Source: Jessica Ravitz
When parents kill: FBI data reveal disturbing patterns October 28, 2014
Many of the incidents involve parents who are divorcing and often in custody battles, says Kathleen Russell, executive director of the Center for Judicial Excellence. The organization has tracked at least 287 cases since 2008 of parents involved in custody fights who killed their children.
Two things I get from this..total system failure in this woman’s case…and that the divorce system often plays a part in these tragedies
Source: Marisol Bello
The plight of an NBAer falsely accused of domestic violence October 23, 2014
Wrong thinking :’ Police said alcohol was not a factor in the case. They also recommended that Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman charge Herron with making a false police report for the second incident, but he told the AP he was reluctant to do so in part because he feared “a chilling effect” on future victims of domestic violence.’
Local View: Nebraska needs to revise domestic violence policies October 21, 2014
So much of policy,government funding and judicial action is driven by stereotypes,bad information and gender politics..
‘Nebraska’s domestic violence policies need revision, primarily because they are based on inaccurate information. The journal Partner Abuse last month completed the most comprehensive review yet of existing domestic violence research. Its Partner Abuse State of Knowledge study is a three-year research project, conducted by 42 scholars at 20 universities and research centers, that reviewed 12,000 peer-reviewed studies published since 1990’
Source: Chris Johnson and Amy Sherman