oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Children: the secondary victims of domestic violence
|Article Title||Children: the secondary victims of domestic violence|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Criminology, University of Durban-Westville|
|Publication Date||Jan 1994|
|Pages||50 - 56|
|Keyword(s)||Adjustment, Adolescents, Aggressive problem-solving, Become abusers, Conjugal violence, Cycle of violence, Desensitised, Emotional consequences, Injuries, Maladjustment in children, Observing marital violence, Recommendations, Scholastic performance, Socio-economic disadvantages and Treatment|
While research evidence regarding wife abuse over the past two decades has been accumulating, very little research has been done and very little concern expressed by both researchers and professionals about the impact of witnessing domestic violence upon children. Apart from the fact that the dysfunctional pattern of violent marriages impairs the ability of parents to meet the developmental and emotional needs of children, these children were otherwise overlooked or misunderstood by service providers and researchers alike.
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