Domestic Violence : A Global Public Health Problem Of Epidemic Proportions, Requiring Urgent Action

899 Words Apr 17th, 2015 4 Pages
Executive Summary 2
Introduction 2
Theoretical Frameworks 3
Defining Domestic Violence 5
A Brief History 6
International Comparisons 7
Discussion of Domestic Violence 9
References 10

Executive Summary

This report will offer a review of Domestic Violence in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The ways in which this abuse occurs will be included as well as theoretical frameworks to aid in understanding the extent of this social problem. A review was issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2013. In this review it was found that violence against women affected more than one third of women worldwide. Information was gathered internationally and due to the findings, it was concluded that this was “a global public health problem of epidemic proportions, requiring urgent action” (WHO, 2013,p3).

The discussion of social problems and how they can be defined is the purpose of this report. Various theoretical understandings such as social pathology, social discrimination, realist and the critical approach will be interpreted and then be utilised in this report to explore the social problem of domestic violence in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Theoretical Frameworks
There are many different sociological approaches which can be used to comprehend a social problem. While theories do not solve the issue itself, they are fundamental in understanding what social problems are and explaining how they have come to be…
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