Domestic violence, violence in close relationships, and violence against women

Samantha Jeffries, Sharon Hayes

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In Australia and New Zealand, violence against women in familial and intimate relationships is a pervasive social problem of increasing public concern. This chapter examines such violence with a particular focus on intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetrated against women by men. We provide an overview of prevalence data, physical and non-physical forms of abuse, the impacts of victimisation, legal responses, and theoretical frameworks. The intersection between IPV and child abuse is examined, as is the ongoing and disproportionate victimisation of Indigenous Australian and Maori women. Consideration is also given to IPV in LGBTIQ intimate relationships.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave handbook of Australian and New Zealand criminology, crime and justice
EditorsAntje Deckert, Rick Sarre
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319557472
ISBN (Print)9783319557465
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • intimate partner violence
  • domestic violence
  • women
  • gender
  • Indigenous
  • Maori


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