Intimate partner violence and the male victim: an exploration of literature relating to the awareness of male victims of domestic violence and implications for social work practice

Forsberg, Joanne (2014) Intimate partner violence and the male victim: an exploration of literature relating to the awareness of male victims of domestic violence and implications for social work practice. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This report seeks to explore the reaction to male victims of domestic violence within the UK. In literature and official guidance there is little mention of men. Looking at social work practice it is becoming increasing common to find that men have been subject to abuse from female partners, but the reaction from services and professionals appears to be lacking. Using research from journals and reports in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, this paper seeks to review the main themes in the debate around male victims of domestic violence; social conditioning, gender stereotyping and feministic overtones, leading onto the reasons for a lack of response which include institutional genderism, bias and a lack of regard for changing societal gender roles, the issues that surround current services and provision, concluding with what potentially the UK could improve upon. Whilst in essence services, support, and funding for female protection will take precedent due to sheer numbers, this review gives an introduction to some of the topics within this field of discussion and pin points areas where improvements could be made that would considerably help and support male victims, whilst also improving professionals educational and working foundations.

    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 13:52
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:40
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/15401

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