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"Why and how did the criminal legal system become the primary response to intimate partner violence?"

Join Professor Goodmark, Director of the Gender Violence Clinic at the University of Maryland's Carey School of Law, in conversation with the ABC's Paul Barclay as they discuss her new book, Decriminalizing domestic violence: A balanced policy approach to intimate partner violence.

The book challenges readers to understand intimate partner violence not only as a criminal law concern but as an economic, public health, community, and human rights problem.

In the book, Professor Goodmark explores the ways the criminal legal system can harm those who are subjected to abuse and, instead of reducing the problem, drive intimate partner violence. Her research examines how resources are diverted into a criminal legal apparatus that is often unable to deliver justice or safety, and is failing to prevent violence from happening in the first place. She suggests that a more robust approach is needed to help address this problem.

Paul Barclay is a broadcaster and Walkley Award-winning journalist. His interview with Leigh Goodmark will be broadcast as part of ABC Radio National's Big Ideas.

This event has been organised by ANROWS in partnership with the University of Queensland's School of Law.


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