Family Violence: Policy and Practice

Unit Code: 101597.2

Contact hours: Recommended 8-10 hours of study per week

Unit Description

This unit examines the nature, incidence and extent of family violence, and focuses on the effects on victims (predominantly women and children). Current sociological explanations are examined, including a critical examination of the myths and stereotypes that help to reinforce the hidden nature of this problem. Some solutions and possible ways of alleviating the suffering caused by this violence are canvassed.

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