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PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION:
“These essays are exemplary in conceptualization, organization, and delivery. The messages are crystal clear, the readability superb. This book stands as a model of editorial excellence. The design of the volume is unique and responds well to a clear need in the subdiscipline of family violence, which remains fraught with diversity and dissention…. This piece of work is honest and effectively illuminates the growing pains of a very young and ideologically loaded subdiscipline that is anchored by an interdisciplinary and heterogeneous collection of smart people. Current Controversies on Family Violence is a powerful addition to the family violence literature. I recommend it as required reading for family violence courses. Gelles and Loseke are to be commended for their excellent idea, their ...
Chapter 4: Women's Violence Toward Men Is a Serious Social Problem
Women's Violence Toward Men Is a Serious Social Problem
The first purpose of this chapter is to review research showing that women initiate and carry out physical assaults on their partners as often as do men. A second purpose is to show that, despite the much [Page 56]lower probability of physical injury resulting from attacks by women, women produce a substantial percentage of all injuries and fatalities from partner violence.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: This chapter is a revision and updating of a paper presented at the 1989 meeting of the American Society of Criminology. It is a pleasure to acknowledge the comments and criticism of the members of the 1989–90 Family Research Laboratory Seminar, and also Angela Browne, ...