Thursday, February 2, 2017

Get a Free Excerpt of My Book "Police Wife: The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Violence"

Did you know that only about one in five police departments worldwide typically terminate an officer even after two convictions or sustained incidents of domestic violence?

Read this and much more in a free extended excerpt from my award-winning book Police Wife: The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Violence.

The excerpt comes in downloadable PDF format and includes virtually all 80 pages of the appendices, offering advice and resources for survivors and family members and tips for police, governments, advocates, the public, journalists and academics.

Police numbers tied to unemployment

Also included is an appendix bringing together key statistics on police officer-involved domestic violence, including the results of my survey of over 170 police departments in 10 countries on their policies on this problem.

Also eye-opening are statistics about the role of police in our society, which I talk about a lot in the book because that's an important part of understanding why there's so much spousal abuse in police families.

For example, the number of police officers per capita in 22 developed countries has a 63-percent correlation with the youth unemployment rate. In other words, the more young people are unemployed, the more police there tend to be.

Racial discrimination

In the U.S., the number of officers in each state has a 55-percent correlation with the ratio of the unemployment rate for black males versus white Americans. 

In other words, the more male African Americans are unemployed compared to white people -- a measure of racial economic discrimination -- the more police there tend to be.

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