2.1 A. Research and Evaluations


Financial abuse in domestic violence relationships: Controlling money, controlling lives

Citizens Advice (2014)

Financial abuse is not often talked about. In cases where a partner or family member exerts excessive financial control, harm or exploitation of another, it is also difficult for both perpetrators and victims to talk with friends, family or professionals.

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Women and girls at risk: evidence across the life course

McNeish, D and Scott, S (2014)

Barrow Cadbury Trust, LankellyChase Foundation and the Pilgrim Trust commissioned DMSS to undertaken a wide ranging review as part of their work to broaden the approach of the Corston Independent Funders Coalition to look at the underlying causes of risk and disadvantage for women and girls. Looking across the life course of women and girls, the report demonstrates the importance of having a strong gendered narrative and an understanding of the effect of inequality, violence an abuse.

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The Gender Debate in Domestic Violence: The Role of Data

Dr Braaf, R and Meyering, I B (2013)

This Issues Paper begins with a discussion of definitions and data collection methods employed to investigate gender and violence in relationships, and how they might influence evidence gathered and conclusions drawn. It then examine four sources of data commonly relied on as evidence to support the cases for either gender asymmetry or symmetry: (i) officially reported violence statistics; (ii) community sample surveys; (iii) the Conflict Tactics Scale (CTS) and (iv) clinical studies. The paper concludes by looking at the implications for practice and research.

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CAADA Insights 1: A Place of Greater Safety

CAADA (2012)

The first in a series of annual policy reports from the national domestic abuse charity Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (CAADA). Using evidence gathered directly from victims, the series aims to save lives and public money by making recommendations for improving the response to domestic abuse across the UK. We believe that it is vital to keep the experience of victims at the heart of service delivery and this report represents a step forward in achieving this.

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Domestic Violence against Women: Report

European Commission (2010)

This survey was requested by the former Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication. It is based on fieldwork carried out between February and March 2010 and aims to measure and examine the evolution of European public opinion concerning domestic violence against women since 1999 and consider the legal context in which these arise.

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Emerging issues in domestic/family violence research

Bartels, L. (2010)

This paper presents an overview of the key emerging issues in Australian domestic and family violence research.

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Male reproductive control of women who have experienced intimate partner violence in the United States

Moore, A., Frohwirth, L & Miller, E. (2010)

This study released by the Guttmacher Institute has found that reproductive coercion is often experienced by those who encounter violence from their intimate partners.

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Battered Women’s Protective Strategies

Hamby, S. and Bible, A (2009)

Research on how victims of domestic violence use various strategies to cope with the violence, ranging from leaving the scene to confiding to friends.

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Rape: The Victim Experience Review

Payne, S. (Home Office) (2009)

This review of rape victims' experiences of the criminal justice system was led by Victims' Champion Sara Payne.To inform this review, Sara Payne held a series of focus groups across England with women survivors of rape, front line police officers and the Crown Prosecution Service.

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Violence Against Women in Rural and Urban Areas

McCarry, M. and Williamson, E. (2009)

This research was commissioned by the National Federation of Women’s Institute with the objective being to compare and contrast violence against women in rural and urban settings. Areas of interest included: demographic and socio-economic background of respondents; prevalence of violence and abuse; types of violence and abuse; help-seeking pathways; access and availability of services.

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Completing the Jigsaw - Help Seeking by Survivors of Domestic Violence: what’s the problem?

Allen, T. and Wills, A. (2008)  [summary]

Standing Together Against Domestic Violence were commissioned by the London Councils to undertake research into the extent of help seeking by known victims of domestic violence across various statutory and voluntary agencies.

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Silenced Voices and Structured Survival: battered women's help seeking

Moe, A.M. (2007) [abstract]

This article examines the various aspects of help seeking, and the social and institutional responses to such efforts, through the narratives of 19 women in a domestic violence shelter.

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Women's Use of Physical and Non-physical Self-Defence Strategies during Incidents of Partner Violence

Downs, W.R. et al. (2007)

Incidents of partner violence are investigated using qualitative methodology to discover strategies women use to protect themselves and examine women's use of violence. Data were collected from 447 women (age 18 or older) from 7 domestic violence programs and 5 substance use treatment programs in the US.

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Pathways: how women leave violent men

Patton, S. (2003)

This research was conducted with women living in Tasmania who had left a violent and abusive partner. Semi-structured, in-depth interviews were undertaken with 53 women about their experience of violence, the impact of abuse on themselves and their children and the steps that they took to leave the relationship. The report suggests that workers responding to domestic violence need to shift their focus from talking about what stops women leaving violent relationships to exploring what enables women to leave.

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Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence

National Institute of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2000)

This report presents findings from the National Violence Against Women (NVAW) Survey on the extent, nature, and consequences of intimate partner violence in the United States. The survey consists of telephone interviews with a nationally representative sample of 8,000 US women and 8,000 US men about their experiences as victims of various forms of violence, including intimate partner violence.

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Article Database for Barbara J. Hart

Minnesota Center Against Violence & Abuse

A series of articles and research including the experiences of women accessing the criminal justice system, safety planning, risk and children and domestic violence.

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