Journal article

Women's stories of non-fatal strangulation: Informing the criminal justice response

Heather Douglas, Robin Fitzgerald

CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Non-fatal strangulation is commonly reported by women who have experienced intimate partner violence and it has been identified as both an immediate risk to health and life but also a risk for future serious harm and even death. While some Australian states and Canada have followed the lead of American states in introducing criminal offences of non-fatal strangulation the United Kingdom is yet to do so. Non-fatal strangulation offences have come with challenges of definition and identification. The success of criminal justice responses requires an understanding of the ways in which women understand and describe their non-fatal strangulation victimisation. We analyse 24 women’s experiences of..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT140100796).