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Women burglars target elderly

Filed under: General — Vman @ 3:23 pm Wed 25th March 2009

Blenheim residents are being warned to be wary of women talking their way into houses under the pretence of using phones or toilets, following burglary complaints.

Constable Michelle Stagg said police in the past week had received three complaints relating to two females preying on elderly residents in the Springlands area.

The pair, in their 20s, talked their way inside, with one keeping the resident occupied while the other stole cash.

Police were not certain whether the events were related, but said it served as a reminder as to why residents should not let strangers into their homes.

Anyone who has been targeted by a pair of women, or with information about who they might be, was urged to contact police.


  1. Ok Dave, obviously your are trying, by giving “case study” examples that women are as bad as men .. well that’s been going on since the beginning of time so no surprise there. Here’s a synopsis of the current scholarly thought on domestic violence, again quoting from my favourite online resource, Wikipedia:
    There continues to be discussion about whether men are more abusive than women, whether men’s abuse of women is worse than women’s abuse of men, and whether abused men should be provided the same resources and shelters that years of advocacy, money-rasing, and funding has gained for women victims[86] sekä Carney (2007)[87][citation needed].
    Martin S. Fiebert of the Department of Psychology at California State University, Long Beach, provides an analysis of 219 scholarly investigations: 170 empirical studies and 49 analyses, which he believes demonstrate women are as physically aggressive, or more aggressive, than men.[15] In a Los Angeles Times article about male victims of domestic violence, Fiebert suggests that “…consensus in the field is that women are as likely as men to strike their partner but that – as expected – women are more likely to be injured than men. However, he noted, men are seriously injured in 38% of the cases in which “extreme aggression” is used.” No statistic was given to shed light on how often “extreme aggression” occurs with women as the aggressor. The article goes on to say, “We’ve all learned to be wary of statistics, and Fiebert says studies abound on the subject. He notes, however, that those suggesting men are also frequent abuse victims should not be used to minimize the threat that women face from abusive boyfriends or spouses.”[88]
    In a Meta-analysis, John Archer, Ph.D., from the Department of Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, UK, writes:
    The present analyses indicate that men are among those who are likely to be on the receiving end of acts of physical aggression. The extent to which this involves mutual combat or the male equivalent to “battered women” is at present unresolved. Both situations are causes for concern. Straus (1997) has warned of the dangers involved – especially for women – when physical aggression becomes a routine response to relationship conflict. “Battered men” – those subjected to systematic and prolonged violence – are likely to suffer physical and psychological consequences, together with specific problems associated with a lack of recognition of their plight (George and George, 1998). Seeking to address these problems need not detract from continuing to address the problem of “battered women.”[89]
    Donald G. Dutton and Tonia L. Nicholls, from the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia also undertook a meta-analysis of data in 2005. They concluded:
    Clearly, shelter houses full of battered women demonstrate the need for their continued existence. Moreover, outside of North American and Northern Europe, gender inequality is still the norm (Archer, in press). However, within those countries that have been most progressive about women’s equality, female violence has increased as male violence has decreased (Archer, in press). There is not one solution for every domestically violent situation; some require incarceration of a terrorist perpetrator, others can be dealt with through court-mandated treatment, still others may benefit from couples therapy. However, feminist inspired intervention standards that preclude therapists in many states from doing effective therapy with male batterers are one outcome of this paradigm. The failure to recognize female threat to husbands, female partners, or children is another (Straus et al., 1980 found 10% higher rates of child abuse reported by mothers than by fathers).
    The one size fits all policy driven by a simplistic notion that intimate violence is a recapitulation of class war does not most effectively deal with this serious problem or represent the variety of spousal violence patterns revealed by research. At some point, one has to ask whether feminists are more interested in diminishing violence within a population or promoting a political ideology. If they are interested in diminishing violence, it should be diminished for all members of a population and by the most effective and utilitarian means possible. This would mean an intervention/treatment approach based on other successful approaches from criminology and psychology.[90]
    Theories that women are as violent as men have been dubbed “Gender Symmetry” theories.[91][92]. In the most serious violence the men do dominate for example in 1999 in the US, 1,218 women and 424 men were killed by an intimate partner, regardless of which partner started the violence and of the gender of the partner.[93] On the other hand, Michael Kimmel of the State University of New York at Stony Brook found that men are more violent inside and outside of the home than women.[94]
    A problem in conducting studies that seek to describe violence in terms of gender is the amount of silence, fear and shame that results from abuse within families and relationships. Another is that abusive patterns can tend to seem normal to those who have lived in them for a length of time. Similarly, subtle forms of abuse can be quite transparent even as they set the stage for further abuse seeming normal. Finally, inconsistent definition of what domestic violence is makes definite conclusions difficult to reach when compiling the available studies.[95]
    Both men and women have been arrested and convicted of assaulting their partners in both heterosexual and homosexual relationships. The bulk of these arrests have been men being arrested for assaulting women. However, in the case of reciprocal violence, frequently only the male perpetrator is arrested.[96] Determining how many instances of domestic violence actually involve male victims is difficult. Male domestic violence victims may be reluctant to get help for a number of reasons.[95] Another study has demonstrated a high degree of acceptance by women of aggression against men.[97]
    Murders of female intimate partners by men have dropped, but not nearly as dramatically.[98] Men kill their female intimate partners at about four times the rate that women kill their male intimate partners. Research by Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD RN FAAN has found that at least two thirds of women killed by their intimate partners were battered by those men prior to the murder. She also found that when males are killed by female intimates, the women in those relationships had been abused by their male partner about 75% of the time. (See battered person syndrome and battered woman defence.)[citation needed]
    Some researchers have found a relationship between the availability of domestic violence services, improved laws and enforcement regarding domestic violence and increased access to divorce, and higher earnings for women with declines in intimate partner homicide.[99] However, both men and women are far less likely to be abused when married to each other. The bulk of injuries from domestic violence involves co-habitation or the distresses of relationship break-ups.
    Gender roles and expectations can and do play a role in abusive situations, and exploring these roles and expectations can be helpful in addressing abusive situations, as do factors like race, class, religion, sexuality and philosophy. None of these factors cause one to abuse or another to be abused.[citation needed]

    Comment by achurch001 — Thu 26th March 2009 @ 5:51 am

  2. A FRANTIC husband called police after his estranged wife handcuffed herself to him and bit him in a bizarre confrontation captured on a 911 tape.
    “My wife has handcuffed me – she’s attacking me,” Robert Drawbough moaned to an emergency dispatcher. “Please come and help me get out of here.”

    Drawbough complained to police that he woke up to find his wife had snapped the ‘cuffs on both of them to stop him from escaping.

    He told the puzzled dispatcher he couldn’t keep Helen Sun, 37, away from him – and screamed in high-pitched agony when she dug her chompers into his flesh.

    “Owwwww! Oh God. She’s biting my arm,” Drawbough exclaimed on the 911 tape. “I’m using every hand to keep her away from me. I need help.”

    Drawbough said Sun lost it because he dumped her and she wanted to patch up their marriage.

    “I divorced her, tried to leave her,” he said. “Please send police.”

    Sun was charged with assault, reckless endangerment and unlawful restraint. Drawbough was treated for minor injuries at a hospital.

    The domestic drama unfolded after Drawbough came from Los Angeles, where he lives, to visit his estranged wife.

    In hopes of having a long chat with her ex, Sun changed the locks on their master bedroom so Drawbough couldn’t get out.

    He dozed off and awoke Monday to find she had put the restraints on them. Things went downhill from there as Drawbough called 911 on his cell phone.

    Cops had to break down the front door to get into the home and unlocked the handcuffs to free Drawbough.

    Comment by Dave — Thu 26th March 2009 @ 7:57 pm

  3. Source Dave?

    Comment by achurch001 — Thu 26th March 2009 @ 8:08 pm

  4. CBS News:

    Comment by Dave — Thu 26th March 2009 @ 9:14 pm

  5. A schoolgirl was hospitalised after a second day of brawling between girls from rival Wanganui schools yesterday.

    Police were called break up the fight between students from Wanganui City College and Wanganui High School in St Hill Street yesterday afternoon.

    One witness said it was the second day in a row students had fought on the street.

    St John Ambulance confirmed a teenage girl had been taken to hospital for observation, but no information was available on her injuries and condition.

    Wanganui High School principal Warwick Maguire said it was “highly unsatisfactory” behaviour, and the schools would meet to discuss the situation before a thorough investigation.

    City College deputy principal Doug Ewing declined to comment on the incident yesterday.

    Wanganui district councillor Ray Stevens said he passed the brawling teens on his way to a council meeting across the road yesterday.

    “I wondered what on earth was going on when I saw the police cars and the ambulance pulled in on the side of the road,” he told the Wanganui Chronicle newspaper.

    “Then I saw a young kid lying on the ground and ambulance officers bending over her and it didn’t look too good at all.”

    Wanganui police would not comment on the incident, saying they were still dealing with it.

    Comment by Dave — Thu 26th March 2009 @ 9:14 pm

  6. Here’s a synopsis of the current scholarly thought on domestic violence, again quoting from my favourite online resource, Wikipedia:

    Which states on the article

    This article may contain inappropriate or misinterpreted citations that do not verify the text. Please help improve this article by checking for inaccuracies. (help, talk, get involved!)

    Go spend some money and buy : ReThinking Domestic Violence by Donald Dutton

    the Book

    Rethinking Domestic Violence is the third in a series of books by Donald Dutton critically reviewing research in the area of intimate partner violence (IPV). The research crosses disciplinary lines, including social and clinical psychology, sociology, psychiatry, affective neuropsychology, criminology, and criminal justice research. Since the area of IPV is so heavily politicized, Dutton tries to steer through conflicting claims by assessing the best research methodology. As a result, he comes to some very new conclusions.

    These conclusions include the finding that IPV is better predicted by psychological rather than social-structural factors, particularly in cultures where there is relative gender equality. Dutton argues that personality disorders in either gender account for better data on IPV. His findings also contradict earlier views among researchers and policy makers that IPV is essentially perpetrated by males in all societies. Numerous studies are reviewed in arriving at these conclusions, many of which employ new and superior methodologies than were available previously.

    After twenty years of viewing IPV as generated by gender and focusing on a punitive “law and order” approach, Dutton argues that this approach must be more varied and flexible. Treatment providers, criminal justice system personnel, lawyers, and researchers have indicated the need for a new view of the problem — one less invested in gender politics and more open to collaborative views and interdisciplinary insights. Dutton’s rethinking of the fundamentals of IPV is essential reading for psychologists, policy makers, and those dealing with the sociology of social science, the relationship of psychology to law, and explanations of adverse behaviour.

    About the Author(s)

    Donald G. Dutton teaches in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. He has written extensively on the subject of domestic violence.

    But your a zealot so you will dismiss reason for your blind ideology promoting your lies as truth.

    Comment by Truth in Domestic Violence Analysis — Fri 27th March 2009 @ 9:04 pm

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