Book: Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence

Book Title:

Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence

Author(s): Philip W. Cook.

Year: 2009.

Edition: Second (2nd).

Publisher: Praeger.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.


Say the words “domestic violence,” and images of battered women come to mind.

Yet, the more accurate picture is different, and it crosses genders.

Women strike the first blow in about half of the domestic disputes nationwide, and a National Violence Against Women Survey, funded by the Centres for Disease Control and US Justice Department, found that nearly 40 percent of all domestic violence victims are men.

An award-winning investigative journalist provides a disturbing new look at an under-reported type of domestic violence the abuse of men.

The first edition of Philip W. Cook’s book, Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence (Praeger, 1997), drew attention and praise nationwide from individuals and from media, ranging from CNN and Fox network’s The O’Reilly Factor to scholarly publications such as The Journal of Marriage and Family.

On the 10th anniversary of that groundbreaking book, Cook began revising and expanding his work. The result is this second edition a disturbing look at a trend that continues to increase.

The new edition of Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence offers up-to-date data on the prevalence of intimate partner violence against men, incorporating personal interviews and cases drawn from the media.

It also includes updates on law, legislation, court activity, social responses, police activity, support groups, batterer programmes, and crisis intervention programmes.

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