Domestic abuse, victims and the law
- Full Title:
- Domestic abuse, victims and the law
- Burton, Mandy.
- Statement of Responsibility:
- Mandy Burton
- xv, 234 p.
- The gap between what the law and legal processes deliver for victims of domestic abuse and what they actually need has, in some instances, arguably...
Summary:The gap between what the law and legal processes deliver for victims of domestic abuse and what they actually need has, in some instances, arguably widened. This book provides the reader with a thorough understanding of the remedies available to victims in the civil, family and criminal law. It contends that expectations of the legal remedies have increased as the number and scope of remedies has proliferated. It further examines how legal responses to domestic abuse have evolved over the past decade and explores how the victim’s rights narrative and associated litigation, which has become prevalent in legal discourse and criminal justice reforms, has shifted expectations and impacted domestic abuse policy and law. The book presents a valuable addition to the literature in drawing on a discourse familiar to those with an interest in human rights, demonstrating its impact on a substantive area of law of great significance to both family and criminal lawyers and anyone with an interest in domestic abuse and legal responses.
- Acknowledgements Table of Cases Table of Statutes Chapter 1: Defining ‘abuse’: the nature of the problem Chapter 2: ‘Rights’ based claims Chapter 3: Civil Law...
Contents:Acknowledgements Table of Cases Table of Statutes Chapter 1: Defining ‘abuse’: the nature of the problem Chapter 2: ‘Rights’ based claims Chapter 3: Civil Law Remedies- How are they working now? Chapter 4: Family Law-Child contact the risk of harm Chapter 5: Policing and Prosecuting- new offence, old problems? Chapter 6: Defences and Mitigation- the persistence of narratives of woman blaming Chapter 7: Hybridisation of legal responses Chapter 8: The Limitations of Legal Responses and Law Reform Bibliography Index
- Publisher & Date:
- Abingdon : Routledge, 2022.
- Date of Publication:
- GB 58.2.1
- 9780367197353 (hbk.)
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