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British Crime Survey 2007
Domestic violence accounts for almost a sixth of all violent crime (so too widespread to be the work of a few disturbed individuals) Mainly violence by men against women (but not exclusively)
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Mirrlees-Black 1999
Found that most victims are women, 99% of all incidents against women are committed by men and nearly one in four women has been assaulted by a partner at some time in her life (one in eight repeatedly so)
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Dobash & Dobash 1979
Reseach in Scotland based on police and court records and interviews with women in Women's Refuges. They argue, controversially, that marriage legitimates violoence against women by conferring power on husbands and dependency on wives.
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Yearnshire 1997
Claims that OCS underestimates the problem because victims may be unwilling to report it. She found that a woman suffers 35 assaults before making a report. DV is the violent crime least likely to be reported.
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Cheal 1991
Claims police may be reluctant to get involved, regarding family life as a private sphere and assuming that if a woman is experiencing abuse she is free to leave but this may be far from the truth because of economic dependency
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Millett and Firestone 2 radical feminists 1970
Argue that all societies have been founded on patriarchy and that men are the oppressors and exploiters of women and as such marriage is a oppressive institution where men dominate women through the threat of violence.
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Wilkinson 1996
Those with less power, status, wealth or income are at greatest risk. He shows how inequality produces stress and triggers conflict and violence
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Found that most victims are women, 99% of all incidents against women are committed by men and nearly one in four women has been assaulted by a partner at some time in her life (one in eight repeatedly so)

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Reseach in Scotland based on police and court records and interviews with women in Women's Refuges. They argue, controversially, that marriage legitimates violoence against women by conferring power on husbands and dependency on wives.

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Claims that OCS underestimates the problem because victims may be unwilling to report it. She found that a woman suffers 35 assaults before making a report. DV is the violent crime least likely to be reported.

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Claims police may be reluctant to get involved, regarding family life as a private sphere and assuming that if a woman is experiencing abuse she is free to leave but this may be far from the truth because of economic dependency

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