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Unformatted text preview: Domestic Violence. Husband vs Wife: Male inflicts more damage, more repeat, wife typically in self defense, wife often pregnant, economic dependence. Wife: often uses weapon and ends up killing spouse Type Past Year Ever Thrown 7% 16% Slapped 7% 18% Shoved 13% 23% Beat up 1.5% 5% Used weapon 1% 4% (Gelles and Straus, 1980) Weapon=2 million incidents underestimate: recall, married vs. separated Marriage license=Hitting license Social Norm Overall--1/3 of couples per year, 2/3 ever (some report of violence) Rate of spousal violence that meets definition of assault=6,100/100,000 (official assault=280/100,000)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10