To Protect and Abuse: An Exploratory Study Discussing Intimate Partners of Police as Victims of Domestic Abuse

To Protect and Abuse: An Exploratory Study Discussing Intimate Partners of Police as Victims of Domestic Abuse

The purpose of this paper is three-fold: to describe the problem of domestic abuse in police families within the context of domestic abuse in South Africa; to highlight particular aspects of domestic abuse by police members by giving voice to some of the survivors and victims; and to offer a few suggestions to improve the situation of police partners in abusive relationships.

 

To Protect and Abuse
Jennifer Nix
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Jennifer Nix is a former research intern at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.

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