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This wide-ranging anthology offers a variety of perspectives with excerpts from books and current articles from research journals, plus four original contributed articles. Topics covered include the major types of sex crimes and offenders, therapies, juvenile sex offenses, and nuisance sexual offenders. This book is designed as a stand alone or as a supplemental text to Sex Crimes, 2/e. Features of this text include: Cutting-edge articles by top scholars in the field Major units of the reader parallel and enhance the contents of Sex Crimes 2/e 

Chapter 18: Prevalence and Consequences of Male-to-Female and Female-to-Male Intimate Partner Violence as Measured by the National Violence against Women Survey

Prevalence and Consequences of Male-to-Female and Female-to-Male Intimate Partner Violence as Measured by the National Violence against Women Survey
Prevalence and consequences of male-to-female and female-to-male intimate partner violence as measured by the national violence against women survey
PatriciaTjaden, NancyThoennes, Center for Policy Research

More than 20 years ago, Straus (1977–1978) reported his controversial finding that women are as violent as men toward their partners. Since then, experts in the field of intimate partner violence have debated whether women's use of violence against their partners is the same as men's. On one side of the debate are those who contend that men and women are similarly victimized by their partners, and that the problem of “battered women” should therefore be reframed to one of “spouse abuse” or ...

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