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Domestic Abuse: A UK Perspective

Hunter, Rosemary (2020) Domestic Abuse: A UK Perspective. In: Eekelaar, John and George, Rob, eds. Routledge Handbook of Family Law and Policy. Routledge, London, pp. 327-342. ISBN 978-0-367-19552-6. E-ISBN 978-1-00-305851-9. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:82376)

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Abstract

This chapter provides an analysis of current issues in UK family law relating to domestic abuse. The chapter deals with definitions of domestic abuse, domestic abuse allegations in residence and contact disputes, abuse through the family court process, other family court proceedings involving domestic abuse, and domestic abuse in out-of-court processes such as family mediation. It argues that in family law, concerns to ensure the safety and well-being of women and children constantly contend with competing considerations which tend to minimize the significance and effects of domestic abuse. These include limited conceptions of domestic violence, the courts' pro-contact culture, inattention to the ways in which the family court proces may operate as a form of abuse, the policy push to de-legalize family law, and cost-cutting and resource constraints.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: domestic abuse, domestic violence, family law, family courts, family proceedings, family mediation
Subjects: K Law
K Law > KD England and Wales
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Rosemary Hunter
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2020 13:05 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:14 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/82376 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hunter, Rosemary: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7526-6012
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