Domestic violence and family law : criminological concerns

Dragiewicz, Molly (2014) Domestic violence and family law : criminological concerns. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 3(1), pp. 121-134.

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Abstract

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 favor if 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: 81987
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: domestic violence, criminology, custody, family law, abuse
ISSN: 2202-8005
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author
Copyright Statement: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Deposited On: 23 Feb 2015 23:14
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 21:32

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