The Truth About Domestic Violence: A Falsely Framed Issue

Domestic violence has received increasing attention during the past decade; attention that has framed the violence as essentially a masculine form of assaultive behavior. This article presents the results of empirical studies that contradict the popular conception. The authors suggest that the popular view has contributed to men’s increasing legal and social defenselessness. The appropriateness of psychotherapeutic approaches to the problem is discussed briefly.


Soc Work (1987) 32 (6): 485-490.
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