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