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The effectiveness of legal protection in the prevention of domestic violence in the lives of young Australian women

ISSN: 
0817-8542

Abstract

A national study of young women who experience physical violence by a partner is reported in this paper. The authors examine the effectiveness of legal protection in preventing repeated violence and compare outcomes after legal intervention from the police or the courts, or both. The results indicate that a coordinated approach which links court protection orders with police intervention may be the best way to protect young women from violence.

This paper is taken from the report of research undertaken with the assistance of a grant from the Criminology Research Council.

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Young M, Byles J & Dobson A. 2000. The effectiveness of legal protection in the prevention of domestic violence in the lives of young Australian women. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice No. 148. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi148