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Family LawText, Cases, and Materials

Family Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (5th edn)

Rob George, Sharon Thompson, and Joanna Miles
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date: 25 May 2024

p. 1804. Protection from Domestic Abuselocked

p. 1804. Protection from Domestic Abuselocked

  • Rob George,
  • Sharon Thompson
  •  and Joanna Miles


All books in this flagship series contain carefully selected substantial extracts from key cases, legislation, and academic debate, providing able students with a stand-alone resource. This chapter discusses what the law can do directly to punish and rehabilitate perpetrators of domestic abuse and to protect victims. The chapter sets out the latest empirical data regarding domestic abuse and considers various theories regarding domestic abuse. The chapter addresses the requirements of human rights law in this area; the criminal justice system and domestic abuse; the civil law and domestic abuse; the Family Law Act 1996, Part 4; third party action on behalf of victims, now under the Domestic Abuse Act 2021; and legal responses to forced marriage.

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