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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Introduction: Interrogating harm and abuse: A lifespan approach
Author(s): Bowes, Alison
Daniel, Brigid
Keywords: Victims of crimes
Criminal justice, Administration of
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Date Deposited: 16-Mar-2011
Citation: Bowes A & Daniel B (2010) Introduction: Interrogating harm and abuse: A lifespan approach. Social Policy and Society, 9 (2), pp. 221-229.
Abstract: At any time any person faces a possibility of suffering harm from another, and the broad criminal justice framework aims to provide a general level of protection from such harms to the whole population. However, possibilities of abuse, exploitation or neglect are conceptualised as more likely for certain people. These include those in intimate partner relationships, or those whose level of dependency on others is greater as a result of life stage or impairment. Specific legal and policy measures aim to address potential harm in such situations, and are proliferating.
DOI Link: 10.1017/S1474746409990352
Rights: Published in Social Policy and Society. Copyright: Cambridge University Press 2010

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