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Justice or Welfare?: Nordic Women's Shelters and Children's Rights Organizations on Children Exposed to Violence
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2010 (English)In: Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, ISSN 1404-3858, Vol. 11, no 1, 66-85 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Efforts to promote the protection of, and support to, abused women have opened up new understandings concerning children who see, hear or in other ways are exposed to men’s violence against women and its consequences. On the basis of a redefinition of children exposed to violence into children subjected to violence, some important policy changes have recently been made in the Nordic countries as regards children’s status as crime victims. To enable a better understanding of the context of such changes in policy, this article explores the extent to which Nordic women’s shelter/crisis centre organisations and children’s rights organisations draw upon a justice discourse in relation to the issue of children exposed to violence. The analysis is based upon a study of ten organisations working at a national level in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

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Taylor and Francis , 2010. Vol. 11, no 1, 66-85 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-132109DOI: 10.1080/14043851003703903OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-132109DiVA: diva2:356980
Available from: 2010-10-14 Created: 2010-10-14 Last updated: 2010-11-03Bibliographically approved

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