Strangulation, domestic violence and the legal response

Douglas, Heather and Fitzgerald, Robin (2014) Strangulation, domestic violence and the legal response. Sydney Law Review, 36 2: 231-254.

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Author Douglas, Heather
Fitzgerald, Robin
Title Strangulation, domestic violence and the legal response
Journal name Sydney Law Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0082-0512
Publication date 2014-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 36
Issue 2
Start page 231
End page 254
Total pages 24
Place of publication Rozelle, NSW, Australia
Publisher Lawbook
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In risk assessment tools used by domestic violence workers and police, strangulation, short of causing death, is considered a 'red flag' for future serious abuse and fatality. This article discusses the risks and concerns associated with non-fatal strangulation and examines current legal responses to it in Australia, the United States and Canada. Drawing on a study of court files involving domestic violence protection orders, the authors consider how strangulation allegations made by those applying for protection orders are responded to by police and courts in Queensland. The authors conclude with a reflection on current policy and legislative approaches to non-fatal strangulation in Australia and make suggestions for law reform.
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Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Tue, 03 Jun 2014, 18:29:09 EST by Robin Fitzgerald on behalf of T.C. Beirne School of Law