Methods and Domestic Violence:

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It mainly takes place in private making it difficult to study (few opportunities for observation and interview data is difficult to conduct)

Official statistics represent a huge dark figure of crime, as do victimisation studies. (Dobash and Dobash found that out of 32,000 assaults only 517 were reported to the police.

Records may be unrepresentative and therefore not generalizable.

There are few sampling frames for domestic violence (details


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