Violence Against Women in the Home: Kaleidoscopes on a Collision Course?

QUT Law & Justice Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 250-273, 2003

24 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2009 Last revised: 4 Dec 2012

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Patricia L. Easteal

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

The paper examines the nature, dynamics and effects of domestic violence as experienced by its victims (including witnesses). This version of ‘reality’ is then contrasted with examples of how, either through its ‘black letter’ words or in its implementation, civil, criminal, family, social security and immigration law may act to obscure and distort this reality. The misunderstanding of dynamics and effects occurs through interpreting domestic violence juxtaposed against a standard of normal assault and response in the public sphere.

Keywords: domestic violence, assault

Suggested Citation

Easteal, Patricia L., Violence Against Women in the Home: Kaleidoscopes on a Collision Course? (2003). QUT Law & Justice Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 250-273, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1508187

Patricia L. Easteal (Contact Author)

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice ( email )

Australia

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