Are Physical Assaults by Wives and Girlfriends a Major Social Problem?

@article{Saunders2002ArePA,
  title={Are Physical Assaults by Wives and Girlfriends a Major Social Problem?},
  author={D. Saunders},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  year={2002},
  volume={8},
  pages={1424 - 1448}
}
  • D. Saunders
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology
  • Violence Against Women
  • Research that shows approximately equal rates of dating and domestic violence by men and women has been used to challenge the priority given to services for abused women. This article reviews the scientific evidence for gender equality in rates of lethal and nonlethal intimate partner violence. Among the problems noted in studies showing gender equality are the ways in which questions about violence are framed, exclusion of items about sexual abuse and stalking, and exclusion of separated… CONTINUE READING
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