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(p. 211) 4. Domestic Violence 

(p. 211) 4. Domestic Violence
(p. 211) 4. Domestic Violence

Sonia Harris-Short

, Joanna Miles

, and Rob George


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date: 12 November 2019

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 violence and to protect victims. The chapter sets out the latest empirical data regarding domestic abuse and considers various theories regarding domestic violence. The chapter addresses the requirements of human rights law in this area; the criminal justice system and domestic violence; the civil law and domestic violence; the Family Law Act (FLA) 1996, Part IV; enforcement of orders under the FLA 1996; third party action on behalf of victims, including the Crime and Security Act 2010; and integrating criminal, civil, and family proceedings.

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