Lecture: This is abuse…or is it? Domestic abuse perpetrators’ responses to anti-domestic violence publicity

15 May 2013 • 12.00 – 2pm

Room G.07, Meadows Lecture Theatre, Medical School, The University of Edinburgh
(directions – enter University of Edinburgh Medical School from Teviot Place – Head towards right hand corner, sign posted William Robertson Wing – Down steps – Enter second door on left – Lecture theatre on right hand side)

Professor David Gadd, Director of the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Manchester University School of Law

This lecture will report on emerging findings from the ESRC funded ‘From Boys to Men’ project, led by Professor David Gadd. Using the responses of domestic abuse perpetrators exposed to the UK Government’s ‘This is Abuse’ campaign film, the seminar will show how contradictory identifications with both anti-violence messages and victim-blaming discourses are negotiated by those young men prone to perpetrating domestic abuse. It concludes by exploring the implications of this for those working to prevent domestic violence.

You can access copies of the Boys to Men reports in advance of the lecture:






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