Processes Explaining the Concealment and Distortion of Evidence on Gender Symmetry in Partner Violence

  title={Processes Explaining the Concealment and Distortion of Evidence on Gender Symmetry in Partner Violence},
  author={Murray Arnold Straus},
  journal={European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research},
  • M. Straus
  • Published 14 July 2007
  • Political Science
  • European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research
Graham-Kevan’s paper fully documents overwhelming evidence that the “patriarchal dominance” theory of partner violence (PV from here on) explains only a small part of PV. Moreover, more such evidence is rapidly emerging. To take just one recent example, analyses of data from 32 nations in the International Dating Violence Study (Straus 2006; Straus and International Dating Violence Research Consortium 2004) found about equal perpetration rates and a predominance of mutual violence in all 32… 

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