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Domestic Violence Among Police Officers: Thursday October 10th, 12-1 p.m.

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Although it’s not often talked about, it’s estimated that approximately 40 percent of police officer families experience some form of domestic violence. That’s compared with just 10 percent of families among the general U.S. population. So why do cops engage in domestic violence, even if they know the career consequences? Why do cops make such good stalkers? And how does the police culture encourage this type of behavior? We look at the phenomenon with University of Baltimore professor and domestic violence expert Leigh Goodmark, author of A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System; and Psychology Today contributor Steve Albrecht, a retired police officer and domestic violence investigator. 



 

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