PRESENTED BY: Dr Walter S DeKeseredy, Professor of Criminology, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

Since 1988, Dr. Walter DeKeseredy has consistently found that male peer support is one of the most powerful determinants of woman abuse in intimate relationships. His presentation; Male peer support and violence against women, reviews empirical and theoretical work on how all-male peer groups perpetuate and legitimate woman abuse; and suggests policies, based on 25 years of research.