New right thinkers however; believe that these laws undermine the traditional male dominance in families, but many believe these new policies for women and children strengthen the family rather than weaken it. Sociologists such as new right thinkers argue that the Labour party has constructed a ‘nanny state’ which over-intervenes in personal living arrangements. The Labour party have constructed many laws beneficial for women in families as they have realised most families now rely of two
This can be shown in the ‘Proof of Marriage’ source as the phratry must accept that a child is legitimate, otherwise property will not be given to the son. However it can also be said that it is in fact wives who fear their husbands and not the other way round. In the Eurastophenes’ murder case, Euphilites laughed at his wife when she suggested he ‘mauled the maid which could indicate women were in fear of how sexually controlling their husbands could be and how they could still get away with it. In the Naerea source is also shows men can be abusive to women with little to no consequence as Phrynion gets away with his abuse towards Naerea. You could also view the violence as a cry of fear and other controlling behaviour could emphasise that.
They may have feelings of loss or guilt about the father not being in the home. The child may feel responsible for the parent’s leaving the home. Children sometimes accept blame for things going wrong at home when they really should not. While researching the literature on children from single-parent homes and juvenile delinquency some of the same factors presented regarding delinquent behavior. The literature also reports that without stability in their lives these children are at risk to be victims as well as perpetrators of violence.
You would have to rely on the patient giving you the information for it not is socially desirable or have demand characteristics. On the other hand, it is better than individual differences as people may have the same thought patterns and processes. You can only obtain this information by self reports, which would probably give both of those issues; social desirability and demand characteristics. These would affect your results and therefore they would not be reliable or valid. If you were using the cognitive approach you would only get qualitative data which could be a problem as not everyone interprets the same answer in the same way.
Running head: IN YOUR FACE 1 In Your Face The Family Unit on Public Display Running head: IN YOUR FACE 2 Abstract This paper provides a view of the dysfunctional family unit and those factors contributing to child abuse and neglect. The dysfunctional family is no longer hidden behind closed doors. They can be found in public places outwardly displaying their dysfunction. The drama and discord within families is so commonplace and widely accepted as the norm that it can at times seem subtle. It is this family dysfunction that leads to abuse and neglect at the hands of the parent.
But there is a big difference between using physical punishment to discipline and physical abuse. The point of disciplining children is to teach them right from wrong, not to make them live in fear. However, it is impossible to know whether marital strife is a cause of child abuse, or if both the marital strife and the abuse are caused by tendencies in the abuser. Substance abuse can be a major contributing factor to child abuse. One U.S. study found that parents with documented substance abuse, most commonly alcohol, cocaine, and heroin, were much more likely to mistreat their children, and were also much more likely to reject court-ordered services and treatments (Besharov, 1990).
It is these questions that audience is left questioning about life after the inspector has left the stage. Social status is a highly sought after concept in this modern day world, a good job, wealth and family are transformed into the image of a perfect life. However many people forget that this achievement and position comes with responsibility and you should never forget that every one is human and no matter there wealth or race you have to treat them fairly with respect. This is a harsh reality the Biriling should have realized before they led a girl to her suicide. Each person in the family had abused their position in society and somehow used it to corrupt this young girls mind into making her feel worthless and depressed.
Sociological model- Child Abuse is considered a sociological phenomenon because it is not the norm behaviour pattern for human beings to follow. This kind of behaviour is usually learned by the parents of the abuser. One group that human beings interact with are their family. Humans are made up of what they have been taught by their family and people around them. Hence if abuse is learnt as a child, they will often grow up to be abusers Psychological model – Family dysfunction theorists look at the dynamics within a family relationship.
Numerous Americans agreed with Quayle, expressing concern that the “traditional family” and “family values” were being undermined by a public morality that too readily condoned unwed motherhood and divorce. Many also agreed with Quayle’s argument that the media and popular culture were to blame for promoting loose sexual values and immoral lifestyles. Others took exception to Quayle’s statements. Some, seeing his speech as a moralistic attack on single mothers, responded by insisting that most single mothers work hard to provide for their children and to raise them well. Others considered Quayle’s view of the traditional family as nostalgic and unrealistic, out of touch with the social and economic realities of life in contemporary America.
Murdock claimed this type of family to be universal. Some theorists, such as Edmund leach, R.D.Laing, David Cooper,Bell & Vogel and also some feminists,argued and agreed on the family being dysfunctional. Each one of them adopted a critical perspective on what family life and its members can bring about. Let's start off with Leach (1967 A runaway world ) who believed that family life can be destructive to its members. This is mainly because of the decline of extended families which isolated the nuclear family.