Topic: domestic violence

Our Pro-Arrest Domestic Violence Policy Is Hurting Young Women

Our Pro-Arrest Domestic Violence Policy Is Hurting Young Women

Since the mid-1980s, there has been an exponential increase in the number of girls arrested, waiting in detention, and serving time in foster placement. According to statistics published in 2009, of all juvenile arrests, 25% are arrests for crimes of domestic and family violence. These arrests disproportionally affect girls: although young women represent 29% of all juvenile arrests, they make up 31% of assault arrests, 35% domestic violence arrests, and 41% child-to-parent violence arrests. It is this last number that is particularly disturbing. It is widely known that child-to-parent violence is more complicated than the name might suggest, and is often correlated with other violence in the family. More »

Scary Study: Murder Is The Top Cause Of ‘Injury Death’ For Women At Work

Scary Study: Murder Is The Top Cause Of 'Injury Death' For Women At Work

When we think about workplace safety, we usually think about dangerous factory equipment or safety goggles. Office workers might worry about the danger of chairs or asbestos. But women with violent partners face another danger: Their partners coming to their workplace and committing violence. A horrifying new study finds that 142 women were killed on the job by their husbands or boyfriends between 2003 and 2008. More »