Men Who Batter Women: A Critical Review of the Evidence

Jeffrey L. Edleson, Zvi Eisikovits, Edna Guttmann

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


This article critically reviews the evidence pertaining to men who batter. The problem of conceptualizing definitional issues and current data on the scope and incidence of woman battering are discussed. Evidence on variables that have been related to or used to explain why men batter is outlined and critiqued. This article concludes by proposing a new theory-building and research agenda that will enhance current understandings of battering and of the men who do it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-247
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Family Issues
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


Dive into the research topics of 'Men Who Batter Women: A Critical Review of the Evidence'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this