• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Domestic Violence

Extracts from this document...


Domestic Violence Aim The aim of my coursework is to look at if physical domestic violence is witnessed in the home. In the UK incidents of domestic violence occur every 26 seconds and costs the public services �278m a year, according to a report by Lucy Ward on Monday 18th February. Domestic violence can be carried out by physically, mentally or emotionally abusing the victim. I will concentrate on physical violence because this is what most people associate with domestic violence. Domestic violence has appeared in the media more than ever; this has caught my attention and started my interest with the subject. (100 Words) Context And Concepts In November 1991 Julie Donovan, a Marxist, published the booklet 'Stop Domestic Violence' this booklet has peoples experiences of domestic violence and says that domestic violence occurs in the homes of the rich and the middle classes just as much as in the homes of the working class. Donovan says that the violence used against women stems from the belief based on the traditional ideas, and until very recently backed up by the law, that a man has the right to exert authority over a woman within the home and to use physical violence where necessary. ...read more.


(400 Words) Research Method And Reasons The research method I am going to use in my coursework is the unstructured interview method. I have decided to use this type of research method because all of the questions asked and the answers answered would be private and confidential and only used in my research. This way all of the people involved in the interview would be more likely to give honest answers because an unstructured interview is more like a conversation rather than a set of questions that have to be answered. Unstructured interviews are generally used to give qualitative data; the questions are usually of an open type. Ethnographers have developed what are called 'in-depth-interviews', which are now used more widely in sociology to uncover the cultural meanings perceived by individuals. The advantage to the interview method is that as the interviewee is answering the questions in their own way they show a more detailed realism rather than answering yes or no when the answer could easily fit into the middle of these options. There are disadvantages to using the unstructured interview method. There is no guarantee that you can compare one of the interviewees' answers with the next because the answers are open. ...read more.


Also the time that it would take to travel to the interview room. Some of the interviews may take a few two hour long sessions in order for the interviewee to answer all of the questions because some of the questions that are asked may be distressing for the victim to answer, therefore they may take time answering them. On top of this it would take time to sort out the data after it has been collected. Sensitivity: The subject of physical domestic violence is a very sensitive issue and getting people to talk about some of their experiences could open up some of the scars that they were trying to forget. The main problem that I am likely to face is the fact that a lot of the victims of physical domestic violence may be reluctant to give answers to the questions. Also they might not want to answer the questions truthfully or even at all because they don't trust the interviewer who is asking them questions. So to overcome this particular problem I would have to employ a female to do the interviewing because the victim of domestic violence is more likely to trust another female rather than a male. (300 Words) (Total 1200 Words) ?? ?? ?? ?? 1/4 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Morality of War section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Morality of War essays

  1. Explore the idea that organisations fail when it comes to supporting domestic abuse survivors ...

    The argument here is that some Muslim women simply won't seek help. They are more afraid that if their situation became public they will lose their honour and they fear that the abusers will get more hostile with them when the negative publicity gets back to them (Q-News, 1999).

  2. How do different agencies respond to Domestic Violence?

    The main victims of domestic violence are women with 1 in 4 women suffering from domestic violence in their lifeline and also 2 women a week are killed by a current or former partner. Men are therefore generally the perpetrators of domestic violence (see appendix 24).

  1. RS coursework

    over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground..." (Genesis 1: 26-31) Some of the rules of the Old Testament are about good stewardship; for example, rules are given about harvesting. In Old Testament times, 'gleaning' was a common practice.

  2. Domestic violence.

    The author believes that a great deal of self discipline is required when a researcher is also responsible for interviewing subjects involved in the study as the interviewer may be open to bias, as they want the research to provide certain findings.

  1. "Is domestic violence increasing?"

    This view, however, cannot explain why most people brought up in these circumstances do not become violent. It also does not explain why girls brought up in these circumstances do not become violent. The theory rests on assumptions about the aggression of men and the passiveness of women (something the feminists would not agree with!).

  2. RS coursework

    However, Christianity teaches many important lessons on this topic, all of which must be considered. To begin with, a way in which Christians have acted towards the preservation of the earth in the past is when, on 29th September 1986, Christian leaders joined leaders from the other five major world

  1. RS coursework

    There are many organisations in existence which work to help the environment. Christians could join organisations such as Friends of the Earth, which is the world's largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 70 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent.

  2. 'If the government wants to make a serious impact on the crime problem it ...

    assume there was a lack of commitment, without taking into consideration the reasons why some women are raising their children alone. Some women may have been forced into this position due to experiencing violence in the home. What once may have appeared to the outside world like the 'ideal family',

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work