Domestic Violence

General overview

  • Created by: Beckie
  • Created on: 05-01-10 14:17

What is domestic violence?

Domestic Violence can be physical, psychological, sexual or financial abuse.

It involves controlling behaviour from partners, ex-partners, household members & other relatives.

Statistics show that domestic violence is mainly against women and 1 in 4 women are assaulted. Domestic violence accounts for 1 in 6 of all violent crimes.

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Stanko 2000

Domestic violence in the UK occurs every 6-20 seconds - Stanko 2000

A woman dies every 3days as a result of domestic violence - Stanko 2000

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Marxist Feminist

Marxist feminists believe that women soak up frustration because of alienation & exploitation they suffer at work.

Radical feminists ignore that 1 in 7 men have been assulted

Fran Ansley - Women are takers of ****.

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Dobash & Dobash

23% of women experienced violence before marriage.

80% of all incidents occured between 10-12pm on Friday/Saturday nights

88% of women left violent partners but then later returned

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