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Sociology; Gender and Sexuality Studies
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Gender based violence is nothing new- it has been widespread and prevalent throughout history and across the globe. Although domestic violence is deeply rooted in historical and theoretical frameworks in America, becoming a topic of conversation as early as the 1800s, it has really only become declared and addressed as a social problem in the last forty years. The purpose of this research is to discover where domestic violence as a social problem has been, where it is now, and where it is going and based upon this information, to identify the best possible approach or combination of approaches that might serve as a greater solution to domestic violence in America. Based on the increase in empowerment in the battered woman’s movement and the increase in accountability in the batterer intervention movement, and ever-changing social movements and cultural changes, I propose that there is an ideal solution to domestic violence found in the combination of several popular approaches that most fully address the issues at hand and the elimination of family-based programs which eliminate the agency of the female victim.
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Channell, Jessie Louise, "Means, Methods, and Movements: A Critical Historical and Theoretical Overview of Domestic Violence as a Social Problem in America" (2014). Senior Projects Spring 2014. 169.