Changing Practices: The Specialised Domestic Violence Court Process

12 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2005  

Susan Eley

University of Stirling - Department of Applied Social Science

Abstract

Specialised domestic violence courts, initially developed in the United States of America, have been recognised by other jurisdictions including Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. This article presents a case study of K Court in Toronto, drawing upon documentary evidence, direct observations and interviews with key informants. It is argued that the specialised domestic violence court process includes changing practices of some of the key stakeholders. Learning lessons from abroad can offer jurisdictions insights that can steer implementation of appropriate practices in the field.

Suggested Citation

Eley, Susan, Changing Practices: The Specialised Domestic Violence Court Process. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 113-124, May 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=700353

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