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"Jag var rädd för min egen skugga": Om kvinnors rättsliga möjligheter att lämna män som slår

Björkman, Rebecka LU (2017) RÄSK02 20171
Department of Sociology of Law
Abstract
Much has been written about why a woman stays in a relationship with a man who exposes
her to violence, while less has been written about what causes the woman to one day pack a
bag and actually leave the man. Interviews with six persons, who either has personal
experience from intimate partner violence or possesses knowledge of the subject through their
profession, has been conducted in order to analyze under what circumstances women choose
to leave a man who exposes her to violence. In addition, the various protective measures
offered by Swedish law have been examined in order to investigate how women perceive the
opportunity to use the law as a tool to leave a relationship with a violent man.

By using the theoretical framework... (More)
Much has been written about why a woman stays in a relationship with a man who exposes
her to violence, while less has been written about what causes the woman to one day pack a
bag and actually leave the man. Interviews with six persons, who either has personal
experience from intimate partner violence or possesses knowledge of the subject through their
profession, has been conducted in order to analyze under what circumstances women choose
to leave a man who exposes her to violence. In addition, the various protective measures
offered by Swedish law have been examined in order to investigate how women perceive the
opportunity to use the law as a tool to leave a relationship with a violent man.

By using the theoretical framework the findings from the interviews have further been
explained and analyzed. Thus, it was found that certain circumstances served as a turning
point that initiated the woman’s decision to leave the man. The experience of using protective
measures as a tool for leaving the relationship varied significantly between the informants.
Even though the need for such protective measures was prominent, they were considered as
ineffective and inaccessible. If some form of protective measure was used, it appears to be
done only after the woman has left the man. (Less)
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author
Björkman, Rebecka LU
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organization
course
RÄSK02 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Fear, Leaving process, Protective measures, Turning points, Violence against women
language
Swedish
id
8911027
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2017-06-13 13:51:16
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2017-06-13 13:51:16
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  abstract     = {Much has been written about why a woman stays in a relationship with a man who exposes
her to violence, while less has been written about what causes the woman to one day pack a
bag and actually leave the man. Interviews with six persons, who either has personal
experience from intimate partner violence or possesses knowledge of the subject through their
profession, has been conducted in order to analyze under what circumstances women choose
to leave a man who exposes her to violence. In addition, the various protective measures
offered by Swedish law have been examined in order to investigate how women perceive the
opportunity to use the law as a tool to leave a relationship with a violent man.

By using the theoretical framework the findings from the interviews have further been
explained and analyzed. Thus, it was found that certain circumstances served as a turning
point that initiated the woman’s decision to leave the man. The experience of using protective
measures as a tool for leaving the relationship varied significantly between the informants.
Even though the need for such protective measures was prominent, they were considered as
ineffective and inaccessible. If some form of protective measure was used, it appears to be
done only after the woman has left the man.},
  author       = {Björkman, Rebecka},
  keyword      = {Fear,Leaving process,Protective measures,Turning points,Violence against women},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Jag var rädd för min egen skugga": Om kvinnors rättsliga möjligheter att lämna män som slår},
  year         = {2017},
}