Angela Gover on Domestic Violence

Prof. Gover was quoted in “9 Celebrities Who’ve Been Touched by Domestic Violence” that was posted on Everyday Health on Oct. 23, 2015.

“It’s a myth that domestic violence only happens to poor women and women of color — it happens to celebrities as well as to people like you and me,” says Angela Gover, PhD, professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Colorado Denver.

“No matter who the victim is, people ask questions, the most common of which is, ‘Why does she stay?'” says Dr. Gover.

“Here’s the real question to ask: ‘Why does he abuse her?’

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