Chapter 13 Newman nots

Chapter 13 Newman nots - Chapter13:IntimateViolence &...

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Chapter 13: Intimate Violence The Culture of Intimate Violence in the US nation Majority of violent acts in the US occur between ppl who know each other 50 yrs ago, most US adults saw violence between intimates as an unfortunate, but nonetheless  “understandable” part of family life Family violence was thought to be characteristic of those segments of the population unable to  1994 Violence Against Women Act, reauthorized in 2006, provides billions of dollars to help victims  of domestic violence Violence Between Intimate Partners simple assault) were committed by current spouses, former spouses, bfs, or gfs spouse, partner, or date at some point in their lifetime the US, well above the official Bureau of Justice Statistics figures Can assume that the reported figures on assault are probably underestimates of the actual  incidence of violence between intimates Female intimate violence is often retaliatory
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Close to half of women who are arrested for killing their spouses were acting in self-defense Almost half the women murdered by their intimate partners had visited the emergency room w/in 2  yrs of being killed Female victims of intimate violence are also more likely than male victims to suffer psychologically  Spousal Violence Across Cultures Most people around the world have either been the victim of, the perpetrator of, or a witness to  violence w/in their families Women worldwide face the greatest threat of violence in their own homes 1/3 rd been beaten by their spouses or partners South Korea- more than 1/3 rd  of women report being physically abused by their husbands
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