Conclusions and Implications

  • Heather NancarrowEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology book series (PSVV)


This Chapter discusses three major conclusions from the research, their implications, and potential strategies for action. It summarises the overarching concern of the book: the current formulaic legal response to domestic and family violence replaces individual male power with state (White, male) power, over women. This is especially detrimental to Indigenous women and more so for those in remote communities. A paradigm shift in the current response to domestic and family violence to accommodate an intersectional analysis is called for. However, retaining the gains of the feminist movement towards achieving unequivocal state sanctions against patriarchal coercive control may be compromised, and remains a key challenge to reform.


Domestic violence law Alternative justice Perpetrator programs Behaviour change programs Indigenous Cultural authority Liminal space Aboriginal domain Structural reform Gender inequality Racial inequality State sanctions 


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  1. 1.ANROWSSydneyAustralia

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