Institute of Criminology, Sydney

Women, Male Violence and the Law

Overview

Is there currently effective State response to domestic violence? Has the feminist struggle of the last decade made the law more responsive to women's needs and interests? Can this struggle succeed? And for which women? In what situations? What are the possibilities and limits of the law in the context of domestic violence?
These issues are addressed by expert lawyers, social scientists, educators and policy makers.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Julie Stubbs

Violence against Women: A global issue
Hilary Charlesworth and Christine Chinkin

An analysis of the Hamilton Abuse Intervention Pilot Program
Ruth Busch and Neville Robertson

Aboriginal Women and Domestic Violence in New South Wales
Pam Greer

Lawyering and Domestic Violence
Nan Seuffert

An Analysis of New Zealand Judges' Attitudes towards Domestic Violence
Ruth Busch

Swimming against the Tide: Keeping violent men out of mediation
Hilary Astor

Battered Woman Sydrome: Development in Canadian law after R v Lavallee
Elizabeth Sheehy

Battered Woman Syndrome in Australia
Julie Stubbs and Julia Tolmie

Appendices
The UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women
The Power and Control Wheel

Table of Cases/ Table of Statutes/ References/ Index

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