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Title: Landscapes of Violence: Women Surviving Family Violence in Regional and Rural Victoria
Contributor(s): George, Amanda (author); Harris, Bridget  (author)
Publication Date: 2014
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: This research combines the findings of two studies undertaken by the CRRLJ and explores the experiences of and outcomes for women and children survivors of family violence in regional and rural Victoria, examining their contact with and perceptions of government agencies (including Victoria Police, the Victorian magistrates' courts and DHS) as well as private and community advocates (legal actors and services, women's services and family violence services) and healthcare professionals. Issues and barriers facing survivors escaping family violence are identified, and survivors, support workers, legal actors and magistrates have offered suggestions as to how the criminal justice system and the broader Victorian community might assist in improving access to justice, and further support and protect survivors and their children. This research employs a feminist legal methodological approach to research, focusing on and privileging the lived experience of survivors. Researchers conducted court observations and semi-structured interviews with survivors, workers, lawyers and magistrates. Additionally, in developing recommendations to empower and enhance support, security and assistance for survivors, researchers engaged in extensive consultation with government and non-government agencies involved with responding to family violence.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Deakin University
Place of Publication: Geelong, Australia
ISBN: 9780987503930
Field of Research (FOR): 160203 Courts and Sentencing
160205 Police Administration, Procedures and Practice
180102 Access to Justice
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
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Extent of Pages: 208
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