“An important and original book about violence” In this important book, suppressed in England, Pizzey argues that not every battered woman is simply a victim. To successfully reduce violence, Pizzy convincingly shows that domestic violence prevention workers must distinguish between the emotional terrorist, addicted to pain and provoking violence, and those truly seeking escape from violence. This is the successor to “Scream Quietly or the Neighbours Will Hear”, the first book on wife battering. It is a challenging must-read for all those dealing with family violence, policy-makers, family rights activists and anyone concerned about violence in society. The book contains the updated text of the original book, suppressed in England, minus outdated appendices, plus Pizzey’s new research and conclusions comparing battered women and violence-prone women. A separate section describes the “emotional terrorist”, a personality instantly recognizable to their targets. CONTENTS: The “emotional terrorist”, who she is and why she does it. A comparative scientific study of battered women and violence-prone women. * History of the first battered women’s shelter in the world (including virtually the full book “Prone to violence”) * Effects of violence on children * Violence and addiction– theory, data and the Connection. * Conflict-resolution solutions from a pioneer in dealing with domestic violence. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Erin Pizzey founded the world’s first shelter for battered wives in 1971. From that beginning there are now women's shelters all over the world. Over a period of ten years, Erin Pizzey became involved with over 5,000 women and their children who came through her shelter. This book is the core of her thinking and conclusions on domestic violence. She has completed two world tours lecturing on domestic violence. A writer and a journalist, she has written: Scream Quietly or the Neighbors Will Hear (also done as a film of the same name), Infernal Child and The Slut's Cookbook. Pizzey's fiction writing includes The Watershed, In the Shadow of the Castle, The Pleasure Palace, First Lady, The Consul General's Daughter, The Snow Leopard of Shanghai, Other Lovers, Swimming with Dolphins, For the Love of a Stranger, Kisses and The Wicked World of Women.