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    The Response of the Voluntary and Statutory Sectors to the Problem of Domestic Violence


    Shannon, Carmel (1996) The Response of the Voluntary and Statutory Sectors to the Problem of Domestic Violence. Masters thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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    Abstract

    Fundamentally, the central task of this study is concerned with examining the current responses of the Voluntary and Statutory sectors to the issue of Domestic Violence in the Irish Republic. Domestic Violence is clearly an issue of social importance as it infringes on the victims’ basic human rights. It concerns the use of intentional physical mental or verbal abuse in a way that causes injury or suffering to the individual by an intimate or ex-intimate partner. However, it should be noted that Domestic Violence can also encompass threats of abuse. Regardless of the form Domestic Violence may take, it is the sad truth that the victims of this crime are predominantly female. Feminist scholars believe that the exertion or threat of violence by males is a reflection of dominant ideologies about male supremacy. The female victim may be easily suppressed, or controlled be it with violent words or actions. Violence in whichever guise it takes is representative of a patriarchal ethos which continues to prevail in societies world-wide.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Keywords: Voluntary; Statutory Sectors; Domestic Violence;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 5113
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2014 14:48
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