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NCJ Number: 152472 Find in a Library
Title: Women, Male Violence and the Law
Editor(s): J Stubbs
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 268
Sponsoring Agency: Institute of Criminology
Sydney, 2000, Australia
Publication Number: ISBN 0-86758-918-3
Sale Source: Institute of Criminology
Sydney University Law School
173-175 Phillip Street
Sydney, 2000,
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: Based on research and experience in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, these nine papers focus on legal responses to domestic assault and potential law reforms.
Abstract: The papers examine the effects of the feminist movement of the last decade on the responsiveness of the law to women's needs and interests and the possibilities and limits of the law in the context of domestic violence. They also focus on sex discrimination in the law and legal practice, judicial attitudes, violence against Aboriginal women, the role of mediation in addressing domestic violence, and the battered woman syndrome. Chapter reference notes, index, list of statutes, appended diagram and text of the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and approximately 300 references
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Australia; Canada; Domestic assault; Foreign laws; Law reform; New Zealand; Spouse abuse statutes
Note: The Institute of Criminology Monograph Series No. 6
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