Posted in AS Sociology: Family

Sociology of the family: domestic violence

The dark side of the family is a really important part of he family module. Feminists in particular draw attention to how it is women in particular are the victims of domestic abuse. The following article offers a very interesting insight into the realities that face people across all social spheres:

Here are the highlights of the article:

– domestic violence costs the economy £15 billion a year

– two women die from domestic violence every week

– there have been police budget cuts of over £120 million

– Northumbria has been singled out for praise. Their latest innovation is something that has never been tried before in England and Wales. It involves teaming a police response officer in a patrol car with a worker from the women’s refuge

– There has been a revolution is how society views domestic violence. The police in particular have changed their attitudes: “But of all the agencies who have changed and listened, it is the police who have changed the most.”




Sociology and Media Studies teacher at Hazelwick School, West Sussex. Former teacher at Felpham Community College and Doha College

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