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From a violent persons point of view: How can domestic violence be legitimized?
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This article takes a closer look at interactions defined as domestic violence. The intension is to understand how using violence at home can be legitimized with the point of departure of the violent person. The article is therefore based on interviews with three people who have used violence towards a family member. Their stories illuminate processes divided into three phases; in the first phase, the informants perceived the situation which leads to violence as characterized by stress and a feeling of being inferior. In the second phase, the act of violent itself is a way of communicate a disagreement, the target being control over a chaotic situation and its actors. In the third phase, when explaining the events in a retro perspective, it is not referred to as violence, and it is not discussed within the home. The informant tends to normalize the use of aggressive behavior with a group acceptance. Their individual legitimization techniques are related to group and societal aspects in the discussion. To prevent further violence, I argue, the violent people need an established place within the healthcare system in Norway. 

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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-18706Local ID: SA-H12-G2-025OAI: diva2:614824
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Intercultural and International Social Work Education - Bachelor of Science programme SISOG 210 higher education credits
2012-12-10, Mittuniversitetet, Östersund, 10:47
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-04-08 Created: 2013-04-07 Last updated: 2013-07-05Bibliographically approved

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