Criminology and the violence(s) of northern theorizing: A critical examination of policy transfer in relation to violence against women from the global North to the global South

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This chapter considers the implications of the violence done by the criminological embrace of Northern theorizing for the questions of policy transfer deemed to address violence against women. This focus is adopted in recognition of the significant policy activity introduced in this area in recent years, both within and beyond the global South. Australia, a key criminal justice jurisdiction within the global South, has looked largely beyond its own borders to interventions introduced in the North when determining new directions for policy targeted at the prevention of and responses to violence against women. This chapter examines the consequences of this gaze with a specific focus on pro-arrest policies and domestic violence disclosure schemes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South
EditorsKerry Carrington, Russell Hogg, John Scott, Maximo Sozzo
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783319650210
ISBN (Print)9783319650203
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2018


  • Northern theorising
  • policy transfer
  • violence against women
  • intimate partner violence
  • victims
  • Crime and development in the global South

    Blaustein, J. B., Pino, N. & Ellison, G., 2018, The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South. Carrington, K., Hogg, R., Scott, J. & Sozzo, M. (eds.). 1st ed. Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 205-221 17 p.

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