Crime in the Family

CRIME AND JUSTICE: AN AUSTRALIAN TEXTBOOK IN CRIMINOLOGY, pp. 91-112, K. Hazlehurst, ed., The Law Book Company, Sydney, 1996

Posted: 19 Jan 2011

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Patricia L. Easteal

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice

Date Written: January 19, 2011

Abstract

The main focus of this chapter is women as targets of their male partner's violence, although some information concerning abuse and neglect of children is provided. Easteal examines the context of violence, its incidence, and why domestic violence is under reported. She discusses the legal response, problems in implementing the legal response, how to improve it, and alternative or complementary responses.

Keywords: women, domestic violence, child abuse

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Easteal, Patricia L., Crime in the Family (January 19, 2011). CRIME AND JUSTICE: AN AUSTRALIAN TEXTBOOK IN CRIMINOLOGY, pp. 91-112, K. Hazlehurst, ed., The Law Book Company, Sydney, 1996. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1743342

Patricia L. Easteal (Contact Author)

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

Australia

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