Award Date

1-1-2002

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Sociology

First Committee Member

Kathryn Hausbeck

Number of Pages

153

Abstract

With the majority of studies focusing on the reasons why victims discontinue legal action against their abusers, I believe these women are once again being blamed for the continued abuse. It is my thesis that victims of domestic violence enter formal action against their abusers with specific goals in mind particular to each woman's life situation. These goals may be very different than the legal outcomes prominent amongst our nation's courtrooms. I will attempt to illustrate those goals victims routinely seek as well as the obstacles they encounter when attempting to free themselves from violence. This research will become a valuable tool for those attempting to make the criminal justice system and social service outlets more accessible and user-friendly for victims of domestic violence.

Keywords

Domestic; Female; Negotiation; Safety; Victims; Violence

Controlled Subject

Social psychology; Women's studies; Law

File Format

pdf

File Size

2979.84 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/kaew-tzj0


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