An Analysis of Risk Markers in Husband to Wife Violence: The Current State of Knowledge

@article{Hotaling1986AnAO,
  title={An Analysis of Risk Markers in Husband to Wife Violence: The Current State of Knowledge},
  author={Gerald T. Hotaling and David B. Sugarman},
  journal={Violence and Victims},
  year={1986},
  volume={1},
  pages={101 - 124}
}
The present review involves the evaluation of 97 potential risk markers of husband to wife violence. Using 52 case-comparison studies as the source of data, markers were divided into four categories: consistent risk, inconsistent risk, consistent nonrisk, and risk markers with insufficient data. Based on this classification, it appears that a number of widely held hypotheses about husband to wife violence have little empirical support. Only witnessing violence in the wife’s family of origin was… 

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