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Våld och vårdnadstvister - betydelsen av att barn bevittnar våld i nära relationer

Andersson, Anna Elin Elisabeth LU and Grönberg, Anneli LU (2009) SOPA63 20082
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine if and how children witnessing domestic violence affects the judgement a Swedish District Court delivers in cases of child-custody and parents’ right of access to their child. We also wanted to examine if a child’s right to State compensation for witnessing domestic violence affects said judgements in a District Court. This right to State compensation stems from a modification in the Law of Compensation for Crime Victims made in 2006 and is accorded by the Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority. Using semi-structured qualitative interviews we talked to three judges, two lay assessors and an official at the Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority. The informants were also asked to... (More)
The purpose of this study was to examine if and how children witnessing domestic violence affects the judgement a Swedish District Court delivers in cases of child-custody and parents’ right of access to their child. We also wanted to examine if a child’s right to State compensation for witnessing domestic violence affects said judgements in a District Court. This right to State compensation stems from a modification in the Law of Compensation for Crime Victims made in 2006 and is accorded by the Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority. Using semi-structured qualitative interviews we talked to three judges, two lay assessors and an official at the Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority. The informants were also asked to comment on a fictitious case. Only one of the judges was familiar with child compensation for witnessing domestic violence and none of the judges and lay assessors believed it to be an important factor when judging child-custody cases. They did think it vital to consider the consequences of witnessing domestic violence but not the compensation itself. The analysis was intersectional i.e. we examined how gender, ethnicity, age and class interact in sociocultural hierarchies and power-based relationships in our research material. (Less)
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author
Andersson, Anna Elin Elisabeth LU and Grönberg, Anneli LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Violence and child-custody cases - the significance of children witnessing domestic violence
course
SOPA63 20082
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
child-custody case, crime victim compensation, district court, domestic violence, child witness, brottsoffer, barnets bästa, vårdnadstvist, brottsskadeersättning, bevittna våld, Tingsrätt, child welfare
language
Swedish
id
1479703
date added to LUP
2009-09-28 16:04:11
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2009-09-28 16:04:11
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to examine if and how children witnessing domestic violence affects the judgement a Swedish District Court delivers in cases of child-custody and parents’ right of access to their child. We also wanted to examine if a child’s right to State compensation for witnessing domestic violence affects said judgements in a District Court. This right to State compensation stems from a modification in the Law of Compensation for Crime Victims made in 2006 and is accorded by the Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority. Using semi-structured qualitative interviews we talked to three judges, two lay assessors and an official at the Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority. The informants were also asked to comment on a fictitious case. Only one of the judges was familiar with child compensation for witnessing domestic violence and none of the judges and lay assessors believed it to be an important factor when judging child-custody cases. They did think it vital to consider the consequences of witnessing domestic violence but not the compensation itself. The analysis was intersectional i.e. we examined how gender, ethnicity, age and class interact in sociocultural hierarchies and power-based relationships in our research material.},
  author       = {Andersson, Anna Elin Elisabeth and Grönberg, Anneli},
  keyword      = {child-custody case,crime victim compensation,district court,domestic violence,child witness,brottsoffer,barnets bästa,vårdnadstvist,brottsskadeersättning,bevittna våld,Tingsrätt,child welfare},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Våld och vårdnadstvister - betydelsen av att barn bevittnar våld i nära relationer},
  year         = {2009},
}