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Insatser vid mäns våld mot kvinnor – ett enskilt ställningstagande eller lagliga direktiv? En intervjustudie med socialtjänstemän i en skånsk kommun

Dizdarevic, Mirsade LU (2010) SOPA63 20092
School of Social Work
Abstract
Men’s violence towards women in intimate relationships is an established social problem and the police reports on violence are increasing steadily. In 2008, police reported 26 000 cases of violence against women, and in 19 100 of them the man and the woman knew each other. Social Services Act establishes the municipality's responsibility towards women and children who witness domestic violence at home and that they receive the support and the help they need. However, social services have been criticized that individual cases within the work with female victims of violence are influenced differently depending on the officer you meet. Social workers approach to violence in turn affects how a case about a female as a victim of violence is... (More)
Men’s violence towards women in intimate relationships is an established social problem and the police reports on violence are increasing steadily. In 2008, police reported 26 000 cases of violence against women, and in 19 100 of them the man and the woman knew each other. Social Services Act establishes the municipality's responsibility towards women and children who witness domestic violence at home and that they receive the support and the help they need. However, social services have been criticized that individual cases within the work with female victims of violence are influenced differently depending on the officer you meet. Social workers approach to violence in turn affects how a case about a female as a victim of violence is dealt with, also the amount of support, efforts and help given. The purpose of this study is twofold. I'm going to study how the theoretical explanatory models of men's violence towards women in intimate relationship is used in social service work with female victims of violence in X-town, Skåne County. I will also examine the impact that different explanatory models may contribute. For the study I chose a qualitative method with semi-structured interviews that were conducted with five social workers who in their professional role and work encounter female victims of violence, men that exercise violence, and children who have witnessed domestic violence. To understand men's violence towards women, in my theoretical starting points I have chosen to use an individual-psychological, powerlessness - and gender-power theoretical perspective. In conclusion, the study shows that the municipality in X town offers efforts to females that are victims of violence, which provide women protection, support, and the help they need. The men that exercise violence are offered talking sessions. A talking session is also the most common effort for children who witness domestic violence. Further investigation shows that there is good cooperation with internal and external stakeholders in the municipality. However, the study has shown that an exam in Social Studies is not sufficient in working with men’s violence towards women and children. The different approaches to violence taken by social workers have emerged and this shows that the municipality is governed more by the Social Services Act and that the efforts are not being affected by the approaches towards violence taken by the individual social worker. (Less)
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author
Dizdarevic, Mirsade LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20092
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
municipal efforts., Domestic violence, social services
language
Swedish
id
1529782
date added to LUP
2010-01-25 14:38:28
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2010-02-19 14:25:24
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  abstract     = {Men’s violence towards women in intimate relationships is an established social problem and the police reports on violence are increasing steadily. In 2008, police reported 26 000 cases of violence against women, and in 19 100 of them the man and the woman knew each other. Social Services Act establishes the municipality's responsibility towards women and children who witness domestic violence at home and that they receive the support and the help they need. However, social services have been criticized that individual cases within the work with female victims of violence are influenced differently depending on the officer you meet. Social workers approach to violence in turn affects how a case about a female as a victim of violence is dealt with, also the amount of support, efforts and help given. The purpose of this study is twofold. I'm going to study how the theoretical explanatory models of men's violence towards women in intimate relationship is used in social service work with female victims of violence in X-town, Skåne County. I will also examine the impact that different explanatory models may contribute. For the study I chose a qualitative method with semi-structured interviews that were conducted with five social workers who in their professional role and work encounter female victims of violence, men that exercise violence, and children who have witnessed domestic violence. To understand men's violence towards women, in my theoretical starting points I have chosen to use an individual-psychological, powerlessness - and gender-power theoretical perspective. In conclusion, the study shows that the municipality in X town offers efforts to females that are victims of violence, which provide women protection, support, and the help they need. The men that exercise violence are offered talking sessions. A talking session is also the most common effort for children who witness domestic violence. Further investigation shows that there is good cooperation with internal and external stakeholders in the municipality. However, the study has shown that an exam in Social Studies is not sufficient in working with men’s violence towards women and children. The different approaches to violence taken by social workers have emerged and this shows that the municipality is governed more by the Social Services Act and that the efforts are not being affected by the approaches towards violence taken by the individual social worker.},
  author       = {Dizdarevic, Mirsade},
  keyword      = {municipal efforts.,Domestic violence,social services},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Insatser vid mäns våld mot kvinnor – ett enskilt ställningstagande eller lagliga direktiv? En intervjustudie med socialtjänstemän i en skånsk kommun},
  year         = {2010},
}