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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

'Honour'-based violence or 'honour' violence

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NICE Guideline PH50 - Domestic violence and abuse: multi-agency working

A crime or incident committed (or possibly committed) to protect or defend the perceived 'honour' of a family or community. Often this term is enclosed in quote marks, or prefaced with 'so-called', to emphasise that the concept of honour in these cases is contested and that it is generally invoked as a means of power and control.

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