Justice?: Interviews with front-line domestic violence workers

dc.contributor.authorAbel, Stephanie Lynn
dc.contributor.supervisorBoyd, Susan
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-16T18:47:25Z
dc.date.available2008-05-16T18:47:25Z
dc.date.copyright2007en_US
dc.date.issued2008-05-16T18:47:25Z
dc.degree.departmentFaculty of Human and Social Developmenten_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts M.A.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the concept of justice and its relationship with violence against women in intimate heterosexual relationships (VAWIHR). Open-ended questions elicited information on the work conducted by five women who self identified as working on the front lines of VAWIHR. A themes analysis of the interviews located five practices of justice in the interviews: front-line workers, government policy and funding allocation, custody practices, the criminal justice system, and alternative responses. None of the five practices of justice was able to respond effectively to VAWIHR. Front-line workers, essential for supporting and guiding women through the other practices of justice, are limited in their responses by government policy and funding allocation. Custody practices and the criminal justice system are unable to deal adequately with VAWIHR because such practices cannot contextualize responses to the issues, and realities of VAWIHR. The potential alternatives for VAWIHR address some of the issues, but not the full complexity of VAWIHRen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/943
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsAvailable to the World Wide Weben_US
dc.subjectjusticeen_US
dc.subjectviolenceen_US
dc.subjectsocial worken_US
dc.subjectcriminal justice systemen_US
dc.subjectgovernment policyen_US
dc.subjectcustody practicesen_US
dc.subject.lcshUVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Social Sciences::Social serviceen_US
dc.subject.lcshUVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Sociology::Criminologyen_US
dc.titleJustice?: Interviews with front-line domestic violence workersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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