Thursday, February 9, 2017

Why Police Commit up to 15 Times More Domestic Violence Than Others: "Police Wife" Book and Blog Tell the Story

Why do police officers commit up to 15 times more domestic violence than the public? How do cops in some police departments get away with lighter discipline for assaulting their wife or girlfriend than for stealing or lying?

Find out in my updated and revised second edition of the award-winning book Police Wife: The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Violence, now available on Amazon.

The first edition of Police Wife won these international book awards:

- American Society of Journalists and Authors' Arlene Book Award
- Hollywood Book Festival non-fiction book award (runner-up)
- eLit Book Awards (silver)
- INDIEFAB Book of the Years Awards (bronze)
- Next Generation Indie Book Awards (finalist)

No abusive cops terminated: documents

The second edition of the book includes a new memoir by journalist Amy Morrison about her marriage to a violent, controlling police officer -- and how she escaped, along with her two young daughters. 

It also includes pioneering research on the official response to police officer-involved domestic violence worldwide, including the first-ever international survey of dozens of agencies in 10 countries. One of the findings: Only one in five police departments worldwide typically terminates a cop even after two sustained incidents of domestic violence.

In Canada, I obtained police documents showing that not a single abusive cop had been terminated from their job at any of four of the country's largest police departments in recent years.

Tips for survivors, family and advocates

Also find new details about the connections between police officer-involved domestic violence and other issues, such as police killings of African Americans, police sexual harassment of women cops and young female drivers and growing social inequality.

The new book also includes updated tips and resources for survivors of officer-involved domestic violence, family and friends and recommendations for police, governments, advocates, journalists, academics and the public.

Click here to find the Police Wife book on Amazon. And read a free extended excerpt of Police Wife here. Also follow my Police Wife Facebook page to get updates and learn more. And visit my Police Wife blog for updates and online resources.