The effectiveness of legal protection in prevention of domestic violence in the lives of young Australian women

Criminology Research Council grant ; (30/96-7)

This report describes a large national study of young women who experienced physical violence by a partner. It looks in particular at the effectiveness of legal protection in preventing repeated violence. It compares the outcomes for women who obtained legal protection from the police or courts with outcomes for women without legal protection. It is an observational study of the "natural history" of partner violence against young women in the community.