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Les violences entre partenaires intimes : de l'indignation politique et morale aux pratiques routinières des institutions pénales : une comparaison entre la France et la Suède

Abstract : This thesis aims to understand the gap between the political and moral indignation related to intimate partner violence in France and the routines of their treatment by the criminal justice system. The main hypothesis argues that the mobilization of gender issues would tend to increase the political dimension of the judicial work. The comparative methodology sheds light on the social and legal frames from which violence is defined and the causes are interpreted. In France, the intimacy of the relationship between partners operates as a standard that automatically triggers the implementation of an aggravating circumstance. In Sweden, this violence consists of a specific offence that considers the gendered distribution of the roles of victim and perpetrator. What is the influence of these frames on the institutional treatment of intimate partner violence? Based on more than a hundred interviews and some observations, the thesis documents how the professionals’ practices (investigators, forensic doctors, prosecutors, judges and social workers) line up to produce criminal qualifications, regulate the cases flows and sanction them. The thesis highlights the socio-organizational constraints, the normative rules and their flexibility regarding the process of these social activities. Finally, it questions the representations that professionals attach to their practices and the meanings perpetrators associate to the criminal sanction. Finally, the meeting of the frames, the practices and the subjectivities moderate the political dimension of violence in France, while in Sweden violence is continually politicized, with a certain number of blind spots, though.
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Delaunay Marine. Les violences entre partenaires intimes : de l'indignation politique et morale aux pratiques routinières des institutions pénales : une comparaison entre la France et la Suède. Sociologie. Université de Bordeaux, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019BORD0329⟩. ⟨tel-02965410⟩

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