Victimisation

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1. 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
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2. What is an evaluation of feminist victim surveys?

  • Interviewer bias from feminists, Encourage women to exaggerate & use wide definition of victimisation that others wouldnt accept, ignore/play down male victimisation, New Right see conflict as natural in intimacy
  • Interviewer bias from feminists, Encourage women to exaggerate & use wide definition of victimisation that others wouldnt accept, ignore/play down male victimisation, Functionalists see conflict as natural in intimacy
  • Interviewer bias from feminists, Encourage women to exagerate & use narrow definition of victimisation that others wouldnt accept, ignore/play down male victimisation, New Right see conflict as natural in intimacy

3. What was the Left realist crime survey, who did it and what did it say?

  • The Islington Crime Survey (ICS) by Lea & Young - Sympathetic unstructured interviews, asked victims in inner London about serious cimre eg sexual assault, domestic violence, racial attacks, found a half of all households affected in last 6 months
  • The Islington Crime Survey (ICS) by Lea & Young - Sympathetic unstructured interviews, asked victims in inner London about serious cimre eg sexual assault, domestic violence, racial attacks, found a third of all households affected in last 12 months
  • The Birmingham Crime Survey (BCS) by Lea & Young - Sympathetic unstructured interviews, asked victims in inner London about serious cimre eg sexual assault, domestic violence, racial attacks, found a third of all households affected in last 12 months

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. 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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