Neutralization: Using Sykes And Matza Theory Of Domestic Violence

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How people define violence? Base on Jock Young, violence is difficult to define and measure becuase can vary by culture, race, age, gender and others. People sometimes blame other for their actions when they committing an act of violence. I agree with Jayne Mooney in her article Shadow values, shadow figueres: real violence. Mooney found out that in most of the cases of domestic violence offenders recognize their actions as the victim fault. Also, men that hit their wives or girlfriend justified their act of violence as way of show their masculinity. In this study Mooney use Sykes and Matza’s Techniques of Neutralization as a way to identify domestic violence. Sykes and Matza theory of Neutralization is about how people develop a district …show more content…
“19 percent of the men in this survey agree that if women commit any sexual infidelity it was right to hit her.” (Mooney, 165) Also if woman and hit another woman it wa not see as violence and was okay. Mooney’s table 3, I see that “37 percent of the men claim that they never will hit they partner in any conditions and 63 percent of the men would act violence if women do something “wrong”.” (Mooney, 164) In most of the cases of domestic violence, men denial their levels of responsibility and blame the women for their actions. Sexual infidelity was and top of the list of why it was right to hit their partner. Also, verbal abuse was not see as an action of …show more content…
Violence is more cultural that the heat of the moment. When people act violence is because desperation and edge. Base on Young study, “ violence is base on people social class, social circumstances and biological characteristics.” (Young, 5) He found that women did not report domestic violence if they didn’t have a serious injuries. Base on British Crime survey, “only .5 percent of the women report domestic violence in 1982 to the police and 2.2 perecent report domestic violence in computer survey ” (Young, 14) People commit violence because their environment. The theory of late modernity use by Zygmunt Bauman with a different aspect of why violence is commit. Define violence as styles of cultures and background. Also changes in the cultures can be the cause of violence. Some culture see violence different. Some people believe the use of drug is related to crime. An example is in 2000, “Blumstein and Wallman find out that women from Canada, Spain and U.S. have different opinion about crime and the relationship with crack and cocaine. The women from U.S. believe that there are related, opposite of women in other countries. Statistics from Canada and Spain found that they have problems with drugs, but lower percent of violence.” (Young, 20) Finally, my ought to violence specifict domestic violence is that in most of the cases men don’t think that they did something

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