Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology

Unintended Consequences of Domestic Violence Law

Gendered Aspirations and Racialised Realities

Authors: Nancarrow, Heather

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  • Includes interviews with police prosecutors and domestic violence support workers
  • Offers an intersectional gender/race analysis by comparing Indigenous and non-Indigenous men’s and women’s experiences and contexts of domestic violence, and the application of domestic violence law to these cases
  • Appeals to those in the fields of law and justice policy and practice
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This book addresses the intersection of two current major concerns in Australia: law and justice responses to domestic violence - including harsher punitive measures - and the over-representation of Indigenous Australians in the criminal justice system, which are similar concerns in New Zealand, Canada and the US. Nancarrow re-conceptualises typologies of violence and provides a means of understanding and explaining female use of violence without undermining the hard-won gains of the women’s movement. It does, however, argue for a paradigm shift, which has implications for every aspect of the system we have built to stop men’s violence against women (law, police policy and practice, counselling and advocacy for victims, and interventions for those who perpetrate violence). The book is based on quantitative and qualitative research and explores the nature of Indigenous intimate partner violence and the types of violence that domestic violence law sought to address.

About the authors

Heather Nancarrow is Chief Executive Officer of Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS). She has 35 years’ experience in research, policy and practice in the violence against women field, including extensive work with Indigenous Australian communities, whose experiences of violence and the criminal justice system feature in this book. She completed her PhD at Griffith University, Australia. 

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“Heather Nancarrow's book should be required reading for anyone wanting to work in the domestic and family violence space. She demonstrates conclusively that mainstream domestic violence law, and the law and order approach, has failed the most victimised section of Australian society, Aboriginal women. Nancarrow’s meticulously crafted research shows that laws ostensibly designed to protect women are being used against them and that the peculiar alliance between white feminists and conservative governments has had the unintended consequences of strengthening patriarchal state power over women. Nancarrow demands a paradigm shift in the way we construct interventions for Aboriginal women that acknowledge the damage inflicted by colonisation and works to create genuine partnerships with them. This is an outstanding book, destined to become an indispensable source” (Dr Harry Blagg, Professor of Criminology, Director of the Centre for Indigenous Peoples and Community Justice)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Unintended Consequences of Domestic Violence Law
Book Subtitle
Gendered Aspirations and Racialised Realities
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27500-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27500-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27499-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-27502-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 245
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
Topics