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Comparing Domestic Abuse in Same Sex and Heterosexual Relationships


This report outlines initial findings from the most detailed UK research on same sex domestic abuse and first study in the UK to directly compare domestic abuse in same sex and heterosexual relationships. The research sought to increase knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse in same sex relationships and experiences of help-seeking via the criminal justice system and other agencies. It also aimed to examine similarities and differences regarding domestic abuse across same sex and heterosexual relationships, including how ‘narratives of love’ might be used across these contexts to make sense of violence in intimate relationships.

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Catherine Donovan, Marianne Hester, Jonathan Holmes & Melanie McCarry
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