عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of this research was to study spousal abuse against women and strategies to prevent it based on social theories. The study population consisted of all juridical laws related to abused women. The research sample included Family Protection Law on women who were abused by their husbands. The research design was descriptive-analytical, and data collection was carried out through documents and libraries. All available sources including books, articles, and digital data, also were used. Data were reviewed by analytical method. The results showed that the current laws, including the Islamic Penal Code adopted in 1392 and the Family Protection Law adopted in 1391 have not taken steps to differentiate criminal protection of the wife, and the wife in this law was deprived of similar criminal protection to the husband. Also, the legislative criminal policy, in ignoring some harmful behaviors against the wife, such as non-payment of dowry, domestic violence, sexual violence, and violence, required a serious review through special criminalization and the intensification of the husband's punishment; because the factor of kinship is one of the aggravating factors in crimes against the physical integrity in crimes in the field of family.