Honor-Based Abuse in England and Wales: Who Does What to Whom?

Bates, Lis (2020). Honor-Based Abuse in England and Wales: Who Does What to Whom? Violence Against Women (Early access).

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801220952168

Abstract

Key findings are presented from an empirical study profiling 1,474 cases of honor-based abuse (HBA) known to police and victim services in England and Wales. Thematic and quantitative (regression) analyses were used to investigate whether and how HBA differed from other forms of domestic abuse and forced marriage. A new typology of HBA is proposed, based principally on the relationship(s) between victim and perpetrator(s). Interpreted within an overarching lens of gender-based violence, it is argued that Type 1 (partner abuse) and Type 3 (partner plus family abuse) are culturally specific forms of domestic abuse, whereas Type 2 (family abuse) is distinct.

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