Witnessing Domestic Violence in childhood and Violence Later in Life
Men who have witnessed their parents domestic violence are three times more likely to abuse their own wives than children of non-violent parents, with the sons of the most violent parents being 1000 times more likely to become perpetrators of domestic abuse.
(Straus, M.A., Gelles, R.J. & Steinmetz, S. Behind closed Doors. Doubleday, Anchor. 1980)
Memories of men in Lock Up Raw on MSNBC on death row and those with life sentances with out parole have grown up in violent homes.