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Domestic Abuse and Scots Law

Edited by: Helen Hughes

ISBN13: 9780414017887
Published: December 2011
Publisher: W. Green
Country of Publication: Scotland
Format: Hardback & CD-ROM
Price: £64.00 + £1.28 VAT

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This multi-author book has been written by a combination of professionals and academics all regarded as experts in their particular fields.

The aim of the book is to provide a comprehensive and practical guide on all aspects of Scots Law in relation to domestic abuse. Designed to be accessible to solicitors, advisers and all those seeking information and guidance in cases of domestic abuse.

As well as covering the law as it relates to domestic abuse and the obtaining of protective orders this title also provides practical information and guidance in relation to other areas of the law that come in to play in domestic abuse cases such as:-

  • criminal procedures,
  • criminal injuries compensation
  • the role of the Childrens Hearing system.
  • the impact of domestic abuse from a psychological point of view
  • what the media can and cannot report
  • the book also provides information in connection with Government response and strategies in domestic abuse cases.

Scots Law
Introduction including brief history and overview of domestic abuse and Scots Law
Remedies available and their practical application
Response of the Criminal Justice System
Legal Aid
The legal and practical effects of domestic abuse on children
Impact of domestic abuse on the victim
Criminal Injuries compensation
The Press and reporting of domestic abuse cases.