A critical analysis of the research surrounding male victims of domestic violence and their struggles to be heard

Brown, Emily May (2014) A critical analysis of the research surrounding male victims of domestic violence and their struggles to be heard. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The research question explores the barriers in place against males seeking help as victims of domestic violence in the context of societal stigmas linked with masculinity; it seeks to assess how this affects professional and authoritative attitudes and actions. This report compares and critically evaluates existing qualitative literature surrounding these underlying issues. It concludes that the help and support available for male victims is poor and under-researched.
    The subject literature suggests that society and professionals view domestic violence as a female issue, despite guidelines to enforce equality. These professionals appear to ignore that such violence can be against both male and female victims, leaving males under supported.
    This report provides an insight into the desperate need to adapt the way professionals and society views these cases, allowing males to seek support equally and free of judgment.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2014 13:54
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:40
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/15395

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