Family violence is a complex social and legal issue of urgent national importance. In this unit, Legal and Policy Responses to Family Violence, you will gain a deep insight into the range of behaviours that may comprise family violence; different perspectives on the causes of and solutions to family violence; and contemporary legal, policy and other system responses to family violence.
You will explore family violence responses from a range of disciplinary perspectives – law, psychology, and criminology – drawing together academic and empirical literature, legislation, practice, policy, and real-life cases. The unit has a special focus throughout on issues of vulnerability and diversity as well as non-stereotypical, new and emerging forms of family violence. The unit is also ideal for students of gender studies, psychology, criminology, justice and policing.
|Unit name||Legal and Policy Responses to Family Violence|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
|Coordinator||Doctor Caroline Spiranovic|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Describe and distinguish: the forms that family violence may take based on statutory law definitions across Australia; and contemporary policy, legislative and system wide responses to family violence in Australia
- Critically discuss myths and stereotypes about the nature of family violence, victims and offenders
- Evaluate the efficacy of legal, policy and practical responses to family violence in Australia
- Communicate clearly and concisely an understanding of the issues relating to legal and policy responses to family violence
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:LAW479
|Assessment||Test or quiz (10%)|Case or problem activated learning (40%)|Discussion posts (online) (25%)|Research Paper (25%)|
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