The dark side of the family.
Functionalists believe that the family is a good thing.
Marxist believe that in order for a capitalist society to run the faimly is needed.
1 in 4 people will experience abuse at some point in their life.
In the UK a women dies every three days at the hands of a partner.
Less then half of abuse that goes on in the home is reported, reasons...
- Private matter
The dark side on the family.
Selbourne (1993) - The largest category of murder victims in most years is children under the age of 5, at the hands of a family member.
R.D Laing (1976) (Radical psychiatrist) - Mental illnesses sometimes happen because of the pressures of family life.
Critism of Laing..
- Doesn't take into consideration other factors, for example pressures outside the family unit e.g. work.
In 1991 marital **** was made illegal.