Notes on Domestic violence for AQA Sociology.

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British crime survey (2007): Domestic violence accounts for almost a sixth of violent crime.

Catriona Mirrles-balk's (1999) survey of 16,000 people estimates that there are 6.6 million domestic assaults a year, about half involving physical injury.

Domestic violence does not accur randomly but follows particular patterns thse patterns have social causes. the most striking of these patterns is that it is mainly violence by men against women. For Example, Kathryn Colemen et al (2007) found that women were more likely than men to have experienced 'intetimate violence' across all four


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