This is a study of men who abuse women. The respondents were residents of a shelter for battered wives during 1977-1978. The study assesses the effect of the abusers' social resources and socialization experiences on their use of violence against the respondents. Abusers with military experience and criminal records used a greater number of different types of violence against their victims than their counterparts without these socialization experiences, and the relationships are specified by the abusers' socioeconomic resources.
Brown; Aguirre, B. E.; and Jorgensen, Carol
"Abusers of Clients of Women's Shelter: Their Socialization and Resources,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 8
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol8/iss3/2