Comparison of Abuse Alleged by Same- and Opposite-Gender Litigants as Cited in Requests for Abuse Prevention Orders

  title={Comparison of Abuse Alleged by Same- and Opposite-Gender Litigants as Cited in Requests for Abuse Prevention Orders},
  author={Steve Basile},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
  • Steve Basile
  • Published 1 February 2004
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Family Violence
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