Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence, 2nd by Philip W. Cook

By Philip W. Cook

An award-winning investigative journalist offers a worrying new examine an underreported kind of family violence―the abuse of men.

• the most recent learn figures and updated surveys at the incidence of intimate companion violence opposed to men

• own interviews and instances drawn from media insurance of politicians and different public figures

• a particular bibliography

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I am not aware of any comprehensive survey of medical personnel about comparative diagnosis procedures and views regarding male victims. The observational research, however, should be plain to everyone. In the doctor’s office there are frequently brochures and small resource cards prominently available to someone with a domestic violence issue. The problem, of course, is that there are no brochures and most likely no local resources for abused men. Domestic violence awareness founder Erin Pizzey is among many who believe that medical personnel do not know what signs to look for and often do not think to ask their male patients about the source of injuries as being possibly inflicted by their mate.

51 Coramae Richey Mann, a criminologist at Florida State University, examined nearly 300 female perpetrator homicide cases in six of the largest cities in the United States and published her results in Justice Quarterly. Out of the 300, she looked at 145 cleared homicide cases where the arrested woman killed a person who was, or once had been, a live-in lover. While the rate changed in the Is It Real? 52 Common-law marriages and lover relationships had about a 10 percent greater incidence of murder than a legally married status.

It really doesn’t matter who ends up with more damage. I get real nervous when we try to say one is more important than the other, or one needs more attention than the other. The bottom line is, in most of these families there are children who are witnessing it, the psychological damage is there. Even when a woman slaps a man, and it doesn’t do any physical damage, it is doing damage to his psyche. From my interviews with the women that do this, it’s not making her feel very good either. It’s an indication that they are out of control.

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