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
Date Written: January 19, 2011
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
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