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Det handlar om tur: en kvalitativ studie av rättsprocessen vid kvinnofridsbrott

Andréasson, Lina and Lannemyr, Frida (2008)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this essay was to examine the experience of the judicial process concerning domestic violence from the perspectives of abused females and from some of the authorities and organisations which meet these women. The essay investigated several views of the judicial process in order to obtain a wide perspective. It responded to the following questions:

- How are abused women treated by the authorities and organisations?

- Are there enough resources and knowledge among the authorities and organisations?

- Is there any collaboration between the authorities and organisations which the female meets in the judicial process and if so, how does it look like?

- What does the aspect of security of person look like for the women which... (More)
The purpose of this essay was to examine the experience of the judicial process concerning domestic violence from the perspectives of abused females and from some of the authorities and organisations which meet these women. The essay investigated several views of the judicial process in order to obtain a wide perspective. It responded to the following questions:

- How are abused women treated by the authorities and organisations?

- Are there enough resources and knowledge among the authorities and organisations?

- Is there any collaboration between the authorities and organisations which the female meets in the judicial process and if so, how does it look like?

- What does the aspect of security of person look like for the women which have been exposed to domestic violence?

- What in the judicial process is important for the women's ability to move on in her life after experiences of violence in a relationship?

This study was based on a qualitative method, where the interviews constituted of empirical material. The essay was based on interviews with two females who have experiences of violence in a relationship, two social workers from Kvinnojouren in Lund, two social workers from Kriscentrum in Lund, one lawyer, one prosecutor, one policeman and one social worker from Kvinnoforum in Lund. For better understanding the interviews have been complemented with theoretical studies.

Our result showed that the individual person you meet in an organisation is important for how a woman understands the judicial process. In addition it also demonstrated that knowledge in each organisation is very important in the work with abused females because of the complexity in the relation between male and female. The study stressed the importance of cooperation between the social instances for providing the best help for abused females. Our respondents discussed the problem with the burden of evidence in these judicial processes. In one way it has to be a security of person and therefore it is important that evidence is required so that no innocent will be penalised. However, the requirements of evidence also result in abused females that do not report the crime. In the relation between a professional and a client we could see a power configuration even though the professionals believed there was none. However, the females understood this unequal relation in power. The essay furthermore showed that the treatment of the authorities and organisations and the females understanding that she is being believed are important factors for her ability to move on with her life. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay was to examine the experience of the judicial process concerning domestic violence from the perspectives of abused females and from some of the authorities and organisations which meet these women. The essay investigated several views of the judicial process in order to obtain a wide perspective. It responded to the following questions:

- How are abused women treated by the authorities and organisations?

- Are there enough resources and knowledge among the authorities and organisations?

- Is there any collaboration between the authorities and organisations which the female meets in the judicial process and if so, how does it look like?

- What does the aspect of security of person look like for the women which have been exposed to domestic violence?

- What in the judicial process is important for the women's ability to move on in her life after experiences of violence in a relationship?

This study was based on a qualitative method, where the interviews constituted of empirical material. The essay was based on interviews with two females who have experiences of violence in a relationship, two social workers from Kvinnojouren in Lund, two social workers from Kriscentrum in Lund, one lawyer, one prosecutor, one policeman and one social worker from Kvinnoforum in Lund. For better understanding the interviews have been complemented with theoretical studies.

Our result showed that the individual person you meet in an organisation is important for how a woman understands the judicial process. In addition it also demonstrated that knowledge in each organisation is very important in the work with abused females because of the complexity in the relation between male and female. The study stressed the importance of cooperation between the social instances for providing the best help for abused females. Our respondents discussed the problem with the burden of evidence in these judicial processes. In one way it has to be a security of person and therefore it is important that evidence is required so that no innocent will be penalised. However, the requirements of evidence also result in abused females that do not report the crime. In the relation between a professional and a client we could see a power configuration even though the professionals believed there was none. However, the females understood this unequal relation in power. The essay furthermore showed that the treatment of the authorities and organisations and the females understanding that she is being believed are important factors for her ability to move on with her life.},
  author       = {Andréasson, Lina and Lannemyr, Frida},
  keyword      = {social problems,domestic violence,judicial process,authorities and organisations,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Social changes, theory of social work,Sociala förändringar, teorier om socialt arbete,Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Det handlar om tur: en kvalitativ studie av rättsprocessen vid kvinnofridsbrott},
  year         = {2008},
}