A Comparison of Men and Women Arrested for Domestic Violence: Who Presents the Greater Threat?

  title={A Comparison of Men and Women Arrested for Domestic Violence: Who Presents the Greater Threat?},
  author={Kris Henning and Lynette Feder},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
Recent increases in the number of women arrested for domestic violence raise important questions about implementation of proarrest policies, equivalency of intimate partner aggression across genders, and management of female domestic violence offenders. This study compares demographic characteristics, criminal history variables, and the past domestic violence history of men (n = 5,578) and women (n = 1,126) arrested for domestic assault against a heterosexual intimate partner. Using victim… 
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