Plans for a new law on domestic violence - a vacuous effort?

Graca, S. (2017) Plans for a new law on domestic violence - a vacuous effort? CCCU Expert Comment: Canterbury Christ Church University.

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Abstract

Theresa May announced a few days ago that she would be ‘personally overseeing’ the creation of a new law on domestic abuse. This would be the Domestic Violence and Abuse Act, which would consolidate existing legislation, address inconsistencies in the support provided to victims, increase convictions, address the lack of clarity in the current provision and raise public awareness of the problems associated with domestic violence. The initiative was welcomed by a number of statutory and voluntary organisations, who see it as an opportunity to take stock and make improvements to the way in which victims are supported by the system.

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: Blog post
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV6001 Criminology > HV6251 Crimes and offences
K Law
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing
Depositing User: Dr Sofia Graca
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 15:41
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2017 15:41
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/15754

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Last edited: 29/06/2016 12:23:00