New book from Head of School and colleagues

Issued: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 13:55:00 BST

Our Head of School, Professor Michele Burman, has edited a new book 'Domestic Abuse: Contemporary perspectives and innovative practices' along with colleagues Dr Oona Brooks-Hay, Lecturer in Criminology, and Dr Clare Mcfeely from MVLS. 

The Scottish Parliament has developed a distinctive approach to defining and addressing domestic abuse, informed by a history of feminist activism, and has adopted a gendered definition of domestic abuse not shared in other parts of the UK. This approach explicitly positions domestic abuse as both a cause and consequence of gender inequality. In Scotland, domestic abuse is therefore addressed within an equalities framework.

The book provides a valuable source of national and international knowledge for those working and studying across a broad range of sectors, including health, education, housing, social work, criminal justice, law and politics. A feminist theoretical perspective, which recognises domestic abuse as a function of gendered inequalities, is adopted as a framework for understanding the research evidence and practices discussed throughout the book.

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