DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; Play It Smart

The Florida Times Union, October 6, 2010 | Go to article overview

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; Play It Smart


It's bad enough that anyone dies from domestic violence each year.

It's even worse that few victims, if any of them, had to be a statistic.

The preventative nature of domestic violence is one of the reasons why the Domestic Violence Awareness Month of October is one of the more attention-worthy annual awareness campaigns going.

Domestic violence isn't just limited to women. Men and children can be victims and other family members.

But women tend to bear the brunt of most of the violence, particularly the deadly kind.

An analysis of female murder victims from 2008 by the Violence Policy Center in Washington, D.C., paints a statistical portrait of at least 1,817 women who were killed by men in domestic disputes.

- The average victim was 39. Eight percent were younger than 18 and 10 percent were 65 and over.

- Sixty-six percent of the victims were white, with black women next behind them at 30 percent.

- Ninety-two percent of the victims were killed by someone they knew.

- Fifty-two percent were shot and killed with guns. The other major methods were with knives or other cutting instruments and also by bodily force.

- In cases where the circumstances could be determined, 86 percent of the cases did not involve any other type of crime, with most of those involving arguments.

Duval County statistics for the same year indicate 11 homicides involving domestic violence.

In seven cases involving intimate couples, five of the seven victims were women, according to statistics from the Duval County Domestic Violence Mortality Review Team.

The team reviews each killing to gain insights on what happened, and make recommendations on what should be done. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; Play It Smart
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.