oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The community's attitude towards wife battering
|Article Title||The community's attitude towards wife battering|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Criminology/Penology/Police Science, University of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1989|
|Pages||54 - 59|
|Keyword(s)||Behaviour, Criminal justice officials, Humiliation, Inadequate assistance, Marital violence, Physical force, Psychological coercion, Secondary victimisation, Society's attitude, Sources of assistance and Violent relationship|
A study of literature on marital violence reveals that many misconceptions, myths and stereotypes prevail amongst the general public, as well as professional people, concerning wife battering. This impedes effective and essential aid to these women.
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