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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)