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NCJ Number: 159522 Find in a Library
Title: Domestic Violence on a London Housing Estate
Journal: Home Office Research Bulletin  Issue:37  Dated:(1995)  Pages:11-18
Author(s): T Bush; J Hood-Williams
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 8
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article discusses findings from an ongoing ethnographic study of domestic and male-to-male violence in a London, England, public housing project.
Abstract: The data were gathered through conversations with 13 women who had been involved with physically or mentally abusive men, and with four men who were committing the abuse. The research showed that domestic violence affects not only marginalized members of society, but ordinary people, and may be seen as part of ordinary life. This climate of acceptance means that victims often fail to report their abuse and to seek assistance from statutory agencies. The article focuses on the characteristics of male abusers, the statutory response to domestic violence, and men's accounts of the violence they perpetrate against women and against other men. 3 notes and 5 references
Main Term(s): Victims in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Domestic assault; Foreign crime statistics; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Public housing
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