Victimisation

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1. What did the CSEW find out about victimisation in 2007/08?

  • 16-24 yrs old risk from violent crime - male 13.4% 6.4% female but both decreased with age, Domestic violence experienced - men 85% 15% women (five times more), stranger violence - male 78%
  • 16-24 yrs old risk from violent crime - male 13.4% 6.4% female but both decreased with age, Domestic violence experienced - women 85% 15%men (five times more), stranger violence - male 78%
  • 16-24 yrs old risk from violent crime - female 13.4% 6.4% male but both decreased with age, Domestic violence experienced - women 85% 15%men (five times more), stranger violence - female 78%
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2. What is an evaluation of the victimisation of young people?

  • May be that older people are victims of more crimes but not aware of them (fraud/deception), dont report them
  • May be that youths are victims of less crimes but lie about them for status (peers groups)
  • Doesn't count as are usually perpetrator as well

3. How do feminists criticise the structured interview method used by the CSEW?

  • Dislike active role of researcher and passive role of interviewee, interviewee has no power to change subject, Reflects patriarchal power in society
  • Dislike passive role of researcher and active role of interviewee, interviewer has no power to change subject, Reflects patriarchal power in society
  • Dislike active role of researcher and passive role of interviewee, interviewee has no power to change subject, Reflects matriarchal power in society

4. Why do feminists not like structured interviews & questionaires and which theorist suggests an alternative?

  • They give a disorted & invalid picture of womens experiences, impose researchers categories and make it hard to express themeselves, Graham - Use methods that allow understanding of women eg unstrucutred interviews/observations, feminists do so
  • They give a disorted & invalid picture of womens experiences, impose researchers categories and make it hard to express themeselves, Graham - Use methods that allow understanding of women eg focus groups/observations, feminists do so
  • They give a disorted & invalid picture of womens experiences, impose researchers categories and make it hard to express themeselves, Graham - Use methods that allow understanding of women eg content analysis/observations, feminists do so

5. Who did a study on women living in Leeds?

  • Hanmer & Saunders - Unstructured interviews, randomly selected street, sympathetic & well trained female interviewers, found 20% had been sexually assaulted but hadn't reported it
  • Dobash & Dobash - Unstructured interviews, randomly selected street, sympathetic & well trained female interviewers, found 20% had been sexually assaulted but hadn't reported it
  • Walklate - Unstructured interviews, randomly selected street, sympathetic & well trained female interviewers, found 20% had been sexually assaulted but hadn't reported it

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