Domestic violence and family values: an analysis of male and female intimate partner victims Kiboga district Kapeke Sub County

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Domestic violence continues to be a significant social problem in our society. Consequently, various sections of society have intervened to stop the domestic violence. Several programs have been developed to protect the victims and new laws against domestic violence are being enforced. Police departments, family and criminal courts, and victim witness programs, are examples of various systems working to decrease domestic violence and protect the victim. Domestic violence research is another important component in the search for answers and the cessation of violence. Researchers add theory to the analysis of the causes of domestic violence. Through theories and research studies we can learn early detection and preventive programs. Lethal and non-lethal cases of domestic violence continue to negatively affect the lives of many people, and any contribution to its understanding and prevention is instrumental to the prevention of such societal malady. Searching for the most reasonable and likely cause of domestic violence,researchers have focused on several probable areas, including the inter generational transfer of violence, genes, hormones and neurotransmitters, and the effects of what is often perceived as male dominated societies. Within those areas, researchers have employed several theoretical frameworks in an attempt to explain the origins and causes of domestic violence. Some of the most salient views include the social learning theories, the behavioural-genetic theories, and the feminist theories. Less explored but relevant view on domestic violence is the psychoanalytic perspective. Because of their importance in the field of domestic violence, this study explored those theories. This study reviewed and analyzed domestic violence cases and particularly focused on both male to female domestic violence and female to male domestic violence. The study focused on the causes and effects of intimate-partner violence involving both males and females intimates. Intimates were defined as wife, husband, common-law wife, common-law husband, boyfriend, girlfriend,
A research project submitted to the Faculty of Social Sciences in partial fulfillment of Bachelors Degree of Development of the requirements studies of Kampala International University
Domestic violence, Family values, males and females, Intimate partner victims, Kiboga District, Kapeke Sub County