I wanted to know about domestic violence, defining it, how to spot it, how to help a friend experiencing it. This book answered those questions and more. It is well introduced and clear in its aim with lots of case examples. It is focused on men who choose to behave badly to the women that they are in intimate relationships with. The author does acknowledge that there are other combinations of relationships that can experience domestic violence, but this book does not discuss them. It was straight forward, helpful and easy to read.