Domestic violence and family law : recognition and appropriation

Dragiewicz, Molly (2013) Domestic violence and family law : recognition and appropriation. In Richards, Kelly & Tauri, Juan (Eds.) Crime, Justice and Social Democracy : Proceedings of the Second International Conference, Crime and Justice Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 41-46.

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The battered women’s movement in the United States contributed to a sweeping change in the recognition of men’s violence against female intimate partners. Naming the problem and arguing in favour of its identification as a serious problem meriting a collective response were key aspects of this effort. Criminal and civil laws have been written and revised in an effort to answer calls to take such violence seriously. Scholars have devoted significant attention to the consequences of this reframing of violence, especially around the unintended outcomes of the incorporation of domestic violence into criminal justice regimes. Family law, however, has remained largely unexamined by criminologists. This paper calls for criminological attention to family law responses to domestic violence and provides directions for future research.

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ID Code: 65886
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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ISBN: 9780987467843
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Crime and Justice Research Centre QUT
Deposited On: 09 Jan 2014 05:11
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2014 20:15

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