Is parent abuse a form of domestic violence?

Wilcox, Paula (2012) Is parent abuse a form of domestic violence? Social Policy and Society, 11 (2). pp. 277-288. ISSN 1474-7464

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There is a lack of research on parent abuse in the UK and a lack of research on the overlap between domestic violence and parent abuse internationally. This article explores why this is the case. Findings suggest that conceptual conflicts in defining both concepts, in framing children’s safety as subsumed under mothers’ safety and the desire to challenge deterministic ‘cycle of violence’ models, may unwittingly have contributed to the failure to address parent abuse in the domestic violence field. The author argues that only by integrating parent abuse into the domestic violence framework will this issue be appropriately addressed.

Item Type: Journal article
Additional Information: © Cambridge University Press, 2012
Uncontrolled Keywords: Domestic violence; parent abuse; children
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences
L000 Social Sciences > L800 Criminology
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1017/S1474746411000613
Faculties: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science > Criminology
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2010 13:30
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2015 09:30

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