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Man packar ihop sin väska och där står hon och har lämnat ut hela sitt liv: En studie av professionella aktörers syn på våldsutsatta kvinnors upplevelser av rättsprocessen och deras möjligheter till samhälleligt stöd
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A study of the justice systems view on abused women's experiences of the legal process and their opportunities for social support (English)
Abstract [en]

The study aims to illustrate how women victims of male violence in intimate relationships are treated during the legal process and with professional perspective describe what women’s experiences considered to be in the legal process. The study also aims to draw attention to the interventions for abused women during the legal process.

The results are based on interviews with professionals in the justice system, and on observations in the courtroom. Overall our results show that abused women are in need of a great quantity of help and support before, during and after the negotiation. The legal process is very stressful for the women. In conclusion, we believe that the social services should take greater responsibility for abused women during the legal process and provide support to women so that they are able to get through the legal process without a great deal of emotional damage.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
Domestic violence, family abuse, legal process, court, social service
Keyword [sv]
Våld i nära relationer, kvinnomisshandel, rättsväsendet, rättsprocessen, Socialtjänsten
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20670OAI: diva2:539609
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-07-05 Created: 2012-07-04 Last updated: 2012-07-05Bibliographically approved

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