What Are the Perceptions of Domestic Violence Amongst Individuals Who Live in Western Sydney?

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UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY

RESEARCH REPORT:
What are the perceptions of domestic violence amongst individuals who live in western Sydney?
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101041 – Communication Research
Spring 2012

Student Name: Ferah Arslan
Student Number: 17530620

RESEARCH REPORT

SUBJECT: WHAT ARE THE PERCEPTIONS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AMONGST INDIVIDUALS WHO LIVE IN WESTERN SYDNEY?

ABSTRACT:

What are the perceptions of domestic violence amongst individuals who live in western Sydney? When the term “domestic violence” is heard, it is most likely that acts of physical abuse would enter the individual’s mind. It is essential to affirm that domestic violence refers to many forms of abusive
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It can include many types of behaviour or threats, including: physical violence, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse and intimidation, economic and social deprivation, damage of personal property and abuse of power…”. Furthermore, data obtained by the Australian Bureau of Statistics provided useful statistics in reference to cases of domestic violence occurring within Australian society (Mulroney, 2003). Key results produced significant facts including that 23% of women who had been married or in a relationship experienced violence at some point; 42% of women who had been in a previous relationship reported violence by a previous partner; half of the women experiencing violence in their current relationship had experienced at least another previous incident of violence, injuries typically including bruises, cuts, scratches, stab or gunshot wounds; 12% of women who had reported experiencing violence by their current partner stated that they were currently living in fear; women who experienced physical or sexual violence by a partner were more likely to experience emotional abuse (manipulation, isolation or intimidation) than those who had not experienced violence; and 35% of women experienced violence from a partner while going through periods of separation.

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