Are there Enough Services to help Male Victims of Domestic Violence in the U.K.?
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The dissertation is about the domestic violence of males and the services that are available for them. According to the literature, the criminal justice system does not treat male victims justly or equally as compared with female victims of domestic violence due to existing gender stereotypes. It is imperative to examine the way in which the criminal justice system is being influenced by gender stereotypes because many innocent male victims are convicted as primary aggressors. Understanding the ways in which the criminal justice system labours under gender stereotypes has the potential to change justice system responses to the problem for the better. Moreover, understanding how gender stereotypes affect larger social thinking on the problem of domestic violence can lead to improved social and medical services for abused men services that are currently severely lacking.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION1
CHAPTER 2: LITERATURE REVIEW6
Law enforcement agencies7
Reasons for the Lack of Acknowledgment of Battered Men11
Men's Lack of Acknowledgement18
CHAPTER 3: METHODOLOGY21
Systematic search of the literature21
CHAPTER 4: DISCUSSION24
Criminal Justice System's Response to Battered Men24
Criminal Justice Unfairness towards Battered Men25
Criminal Justice Influenced by Typical and Atypical Women26
CHAPTER 5: CONCLUSION29
Domestic violence and practices29
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
For several decades, there has been widespread agreement in both the criminological community and in society at large that domestic violence poses a significant social problem. Yet, the overwhelming majority of both scholarly research and social concern regarding domestic violence has been directed towards male victims. Like nearly all such resources, the website uses gender-biased language that assumes perpetrators of domestic abuse are men and victims are women. This project will attempt to examine whether there are enough services to help male victims of domestic violence in U.K (Hines 2010, p.286-313).
Men are victimized at the same rate as women victims of domestic violence because that issue is contested in the few pieces of scholarly research to address this concern. Therefore, requires widespread empirical study beyond the scope of this project report. Regardless of whether men and women are victimized at similar rates, it is clear that male victims of domestic violence receive much less attention than female victims (Ignatieff 2005, p.26).
According to Hussey (2006), gender plays an important role in the criminal justice system when determining who the victim is in a domestic violence case. The criminal justice system often operates with a gender stereotype that depicts women as potential victims simply because they are ...