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Patrizia Romito

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349613

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349613.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
A deafening silence

Patrizia Romito

Policy Press

This introductory chapter discusses violence against women and children, starting with the trends in the different types of violent crime. It then looks at the 2000 campaign of the European Union against domestic violence, ‘Break the silence’. The chapter moves on to examine the theory and practice that is used in this book.

Keywords:   violence, domestic violence, European Union, campaign, Break the silence

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