Monday, July 11, 2005

Violence against women act

Wendy McIlroy attacks VAWA 2005. There is more info here.

VAWA has received $5B of funding over the past 10 years, and I wonder if there are any studies showing that any of the money has done any good. I suspect that the money has done much more harm than good.

Here is a 1998 study with domestic violence statistics. It shows that one can do a survey asking for complaints, and get complaints. But it fails to show that the VAWA approach helps anything.

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