Effects of child exposure to domestic violence; establishing the link between exposure and female adolescent violent offences: a literature review

Lovett, Calli (2011) Effects of child exposure to domestic violence; establishing the link between exposure and female adolescent violent offences: a literature review. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This paper aims to establish a link between exposure to domestic violence as a child and committing violent offences as an adolescent, concentrating specifically on females. Females are often ignored within the criminal justice arena and the writer recognised a gap within the research and literature that is explored in the following review.

    There is now a wealth of research on the effects of domestic violence on children, however, there remains a shortage of this research within England and Wales with very few applicable programmes or guidelines for practitioners to work with. This is especially true of work carried out with violent young females.

    The literature review has identified a strong association related to violence within the home and the behaviour of those children who are brought up with it. Such effects include externalised behaviours resulting in aggressive and delinquent conduct. These effects are considered in detail. This includes a scrutiny of the current practice and research as well as an examination of indicators and signs that exposure to domestic violence can produce. Finally, implications and suggestions for successful future practice are proposed.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2011 16:06
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:40
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/4182

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