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Crime prevention in rural areas: addressing violence against women
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5302-1698
2011 (English)In: Violence against Women, ISSN 1077-8012, E-ISSN 1552-8448Article in journal (Other academic) Submitted
Abstract [en]

The objective of this article is to report experiences of local crime prevention initiatives onviolence against women in rural Sweden. The study relies on a combination of secondary dataand surveys. Although violence against women is higher in urban areas, rural municipalitiesare showing more cases than in the past. The geography of violence against women is farfrom being homogeneous across the country, reflecting not only population structuraldifferences but also local and regional capabilities of criminal justice and society overallconditions to deal with this type of violence. Beyond the problems imposed by geographicalisolation, some of the challenges shared by those working with violence against women inrural areas are limited resources to assist victims and difficulties in putting in practice nationalpolicy guidelines. The article concludes with a summary of results and suggestions for futureresearch.

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Sage Publications, 2011.
Keyword [en]
domestic violence, countryside, intervention, women’s shelter, Sweden
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-61482OAI: diva2:479213
Safety as a dimension of social sustainability in rural areas
Formas, Grant 251-2007-1954
QS 20120316Available from: 2012-01-17 Created: 2012-01-17 Last updated: 2012-03-16Bibliographically approved

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