Police Wife - The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Violence
Author(s): Alex Roslin; Susanna Hope
Winner of these international book awards (1st edition of "Police Wife"):
- American Society of Journalists and Authors' Arlene Book Award for Writing that Makes a Difference
- Hollywood Book Festival non-fiction book award (runner-up)
- eLit Book Awards (silver)
- INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards (bronze)
- Next Generation Indie Book Awards (finalist)
"EXCELLENT JOB.... An important read." - Det. Albert Seng, PhD, Retired, Tucson Police Department, Arizona
"AMY'S STORY MIRRORS MINE IN SO MANY WAYS.... All of us associated with this profession must make it clear that domestic violence will not be tolerated in our ranks." - Deputy Chief Dottie Davis, Retired, Fort Wayne Police Department, Indiana
"I LOVED YOUR BOOK.... This is a book that should be given to the wife or girlfriend of every single male police officer." - Sgt. Amy Ramsay, PhD, Ontario, senior police policy analyst, former president, International Association of Women Police
"KUDOS AND GRATITUDE TO ALEX ROSLIN.... This book needs to be widely circulated." - Leanor Johnson, sociologist, Arizona State University, fellow, National Council on Family Relations, former member, FBI advisory board on police stress and family violence
"THOROUGHLY DOCUMENTED.... A MUST-READ." -Deborah Harrison, sociologist, University of New Brunswick
"POLICE WIFE DELIVERS." - Staff Sgt. Margaret Shorter, Retired, RCMP, president, International Association of Women Police
WE CALL THE POLICE HEROES. They're the ones breaking up fights and putting the bad guy in jail. But what happens when they go home to their families? Journalist Amy Morrison lived another side of policing in her marriage to a violent, controlling cop who drove her to the brink of suicide.
In "Police Wife," Morrison and other police wives share their gripping and inspiring survival stories with award-winning investigative journalist Alex Roslin as he takes you inside the tightly closed police world and one of its most explosive secrets: domestic violence in up 40% of police homes, which departments mostly ignore or let slide.
Now in its updated and revised second edition, "Police Wife" gives a rare front-seat look at the amazing struggles and courage of abused police spouses worldwide--from Montreal to Los Angeles, Puerto Rico, the UK, France and Australia--the ordeals of a handful of intrepid cops trying to change policing from within and why the abuse is an epidemic.
We learn that police officers commit up to 15 times more domestic violence than the public. But few police departments fire an officer even after a sustained complaint or criminal conviction for domestic violence. Officers in some departments are disciplined more severely for stealing or lying than for assaulting their wife or girlfriend.
"Police Wife," the first investigative book worldwide on the question, shows how abuse in police homes affects us all and is linked to poor responses to 911 domestic calls at other homes, police killings of African Americans, police sexual harassment of women cops and young female drivers at traffic stops, and growing inequality in our communities.
ALSO READ ADVICE for survivors, friends and family and recommendations for change.
Connect with the author at his blog policedomesticviolence.blogspot.com and the "Police Wife" page on Facebook.
- : 9780994861764
- : Sugar Hill Books
- : November 2016
- : 22.90 cmmm X 15.20 cmmm X 1.60 cmmm
- : books
- : Paperback
- : 276