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08 September 2011

Abusers play on victim's emotions to drop charges

A new study reveals how men facing charges of felony domestic violence often persuade their victims to withdraw the accusations of abuse.

A new study reveals how men facing charges of felony domestic violence often persuade their victims to withdraw the accusations of abuse.

"The existing belief is that victims recant because the perpetrator threatens her with more violence. But our results suggest something very different," lead author Amy Bonomi, an associate professor of human development and family science, said.

 
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