Partner Violence—Global, Legal and Indigenous Perspectives

  • Elena MarchettiEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Indigeneity and Criminal Justice book series (PSREICJ)


This chapter firstly explains the different types of harms experienced by victims of gender-based violence and the typologies of perpetrators of intimate partner violence. It also explains the use of terms such as gender violence, domestic and family violence, intimate partner violence, Indigenous partner violence. International responses to gender violence and the degree of state intervention in economically wealthy and poorer countries, is presented to show how such violence is perceived and addressed globally. The second part of this chapter focuses on the Australian legal landscape. Differences in how Indigenous and non-Indigenous domestic and family violence is treated by police and the criminal justice system, and the extent to which domestic and family violence laws, policies and court programs are unable to accommodate the needs of Indigenous victims and offenders, are topics that are explored in the second part of this chapter.


Domestic and family violence Violence against women Typologies of domestic violence perpetrators Domestic violence prevalence rates Indigenous domestic and family violence USA Canada New zealand Australia Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women UN Women National Agenda for Women (Australia) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Griffith Law SchoolGriffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia

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