This chapter looks at what it means to look at domestic violence and abuse (DVA) through a criminological lens. It begins with a brief look at the uneasy relationship between criminology and DVA in the history and theory of criminology and the related topic of victimology. Then it goes on to discuss DVA as a crime, and the application of criminal (procedural) justice processes to DVA, ending up with a wider discussion of a criminological approach to DVA that includes risk assessment and wider understanding of ‘justice’ for victim-survivors.
|Title of host publication||The Routledge International Handbook of Domestic Violence and Abuse|
|Editors||John Devaney, Caroline Bradbury-Jones, Rebecca Macey, Carolina Overlien, Stephanie Holt|
|Place of Publication||Oxon|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2021|
|Name||Routledge International Handbooks|
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