Domestic Violence Law Reform and Women's Experience in Court:The Implementation of Feminist Reforms in Civil Proceedings

Hunter, Rosemary (2008) Domestic Violence Law Reform and Women's Experience in Court:The Implementation of Feminist Reforms in Civil Proceedings. Cambria Press, New York, 343 pp. ISBN 9781604975758. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This study investigates the ways in which women’s experiences of domestic violence are heard and understood in civil court settings, and examines women’s experiences of telling their stories (or at least attempting to do so) in those settings. The two areas on which the study focuses are intervention order proceedings in State Magistrates’ Courts, and residence, contact, and property matters in the federal Family Court in Australia. The relevant legislation in the two jurisdictions is either partly or wholly a product of feminist legal activism. The study, therefore, seeks to determine whether the feminist claim that the criminal law silences women also pertains in the context of new civil claims specifically designed to respond to women’s experiences.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Amy Parkes
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2009 13:51
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2011 12:59
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14749 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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