Domestic violence

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A Levels Sociology (Family and Households) Mind Map on Domestic violence, created by dottydiva96 on 12/28/2013.

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Domestic violence
1 Statistics
1.1 1 in 4 women
1.2 1 in 6 men
1.3 Only 35% of incidents are reported
1.4 On average a woman suffers 35 assaults before making a report
2 Police and prosecutors may be reluctant to record
2.1 Family is private
2.2 They neglect the 'darker' side of family as it is generally good
2.3 Victims have the power to leave
3 The radical feminist explanation
3.1 Men are the enemy - they oppress and exploit
3.2 Family and marriage are the key institutions in a patriarchal society
3.3 Violence against women maintains men as power holders
3.4 Criticisms
3.4.1 Elliott argues that violence against men is ignored
3.4.2 Not all men are violent
4 Groups at risk
4.1 Children and young people
4.2 Lower classes
4.3 Those with high levels of alcohol consumption or drug use
5 Wilkinson: domestic violence, inequality and stress
5.1 Caused by social inequality - families with less money/resources
5.2 Lower classes experience more stress
5.3 Criticisms
5.3.1 Doesn't explain why it's mainly men against women

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