Domestic Violence

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What Is Domestic Violence?
Physical, Psychological, Sexual or Financial Violence that takes place within an intimate or family relationship forming a pattern of controlling behaviour
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According to Coleman and Osbourne, how many women a week are killed by their partner or former partner?
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Of all violent crime, how much does Domestic Violence account for?
Almost 1/6th
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What does Black state?
That most victims are women
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What % of all incidents against women are by men?
99%
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What proportion of women have been assaulted at some point in their life?
1/4
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According to Dobash and Dobash , What does marriage do and how?
It legitimises Domestic violence by confering power and authority on husbands and dependency on wives
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According to Research Based in Scotland, How may violent incidents be set off?
By what a husband saw as a challenge to authority, for example a wife asking why her husband was late home
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What Proportion of Domestic Violence victims in Britain are male?
1/3
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What is the Problem with refuge beds for men?
They are scarce
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How many refuge spaces are available for men?
78 Spaces
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Of the 78 refuge spaces available for men how many are dedicated to them?
33
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How many refuge spaces are there for women?
Around 4,000
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Where in Britain are there no male refuges?
Scotland and Northern Ireland
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What does the lack of refuge spaces for men suggest?
That male Domestic Violence Victims are frowned upon and approach of 'Man up' is often taken.
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What does the Lack of Support for male domestic violence victims suggest?
Male are more likely to suffer in silence, and male suicide rates are likely to be higher
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What % of suicide in 2013 was male?
78%
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What may influence Domestic Violence offenders?
Culture and Societal Norms and Values
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What do these influences suggest?
That differences in socialisation may influence whether or not Domestic Violence may occur
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What do Marxist Feminists Argue Domestic Violence is the product of? How?
Capitalism, as male workers are exploited at work and take this out on their wives
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What is the problem with the Marxist Feminist Explanation of Domestic Violence?
It doesn't explain why women are abusive towards men or why not all men are abusive
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What is the Materialist Explanation of Domestic Violence by Wilkinson and Pickett?
They claim that Domestic Violence is caused by stress on family members as a result of social inequality
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What group of people are more likely to offend according to the Materialist Explanation?
Low income families in poor living conditions as they are more likely to experience higher levels of stress increasing the risk of Domestic Violence
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How does lack of money for social time increase likelihood of offending?
It reduces social support for those under stress
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What are the Pros and Cons of the Materialist Explanation for Domestic Violence?
It shows how social inequality produces stress and violence in families however it doesn't explain why mainly women are targets
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What are the main problems with Studying Domestic Violence?
It's difficult to obtain valid information on the subject
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What is the problem with Official Police Statistics?
They rely on reports received from individuals and reports from Police, these may target easier cases and not every victim reports
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What is the Problem with Studying Domestic Violence through interviews and self-completed questionnaires?
People may refuse to answer or lie, they also may misunderstand or misinterpret the question
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How does Gender Influence how much a subject informs?
Victim might trust the same gender more, and achieve rapport
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Why is Domestic Violence difficult to define?
People have different perspective upon situations, they may interpret it differently , e.g. seen as love, or 'it was with good reason'
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What did Yearnshire find about Victim Reports?
On average women will suffer abuse 35x before making a report
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What does Yearnshire say is the problem with police prosecutors?
They may be unwilling to investigate , record or prosecute these cases as they don't want to get involved in family matter
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What type of Sociologists are Millet and Firestone?
Radical Feminists
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What do Millet and Firestone argue society has been founded on?
It has been founded on Patriarchy
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What do Millet and Firestone believe about men?
That they are the enemy- oppressors and exploiters of women
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What do Millet and Firestone argue Domestic Violence is used for?
To keep Women under Male Control
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