Even more amazing still, one of the causes of DV listed in our class documents on the subject: MISANDRY. Yep...three cheers for our town's chief of police and instructor for this criminal law class...he's doing what others are not: addressing misandry as a cause of domestic violence! Check it out:
Causes of Domestic Violence
There are many different theories as to the causes of domestic violence. As with many phenomena regarding human experience, no one approach appears to cover all cases.
Identified and proposed causes include a need for power and control, a form of bullying and social learning of abuse. Abusers' efforts to dominate their partners have been attributed to low self-esteem or feelings of inadequacy, unresolved childhood conflicts, the stress of poverty, hostility and resentment toward women (misogyny), hostility and resentment toward men (misandry), personality disorders, genetic tendencies and sociocultural influences, among other possible causative factors. Most authorities seem to agree that abusive personalities result from a combination of several factors, to varying degrees.
Factors associated with domestic violence also include substance abuse, mental illness, poverty and various political and legal characteristics, such as authoritarianism.