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The Rise of the Crime Victim and Punitive Policies? Changes to the Legal Regulation of Intimate Partner Violence in Finland

Kotanen, R. ORCID: 0000-0003-0062-1192 (2018). The Rise of the Crime Victim and Punitive Policies? Changes to the Legal Regulation of Intimate Partner Violence in Finland. Violence Against Women, 24(12), pp. 1433-1453. doi: 10.1177/1077801217733559

Abstract

This article examines intimate partnership violence as a question of criminal justice policy in Finland, and contributes to criminological discussions regarding oft-stated connections between the politicization of the victim, the treatment of offenders, and repressive criminal justice policies. In this discussion, legislation aiming to regulate and prevent violence against women has often been utilized as an example of such punitive policies. Although criminal policies in Nordic countries differ significantly from more punitive Anglophone policies, punitive tendencies have argued to exist in the former too. This article analyses the change in legal regulations and the criminal political status of intimate partner violence in Finland between 1990 and 2004, while examining the juxtaposition of victims and offenders alongside repressive demands.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Kotanen, R. (2018). The Rise of the Crime Victim and Punitive Policies? Changes to the Legal Regulation of Intimate Partner Violence in Finland. Violence Against Women, 24(12), pp. 1433-1453. Copyright © 2020, the authors. DOI: 10.1177/1077801217733559
Publisher Keywords: intimate partner violence, legal regulation, crime victim, criminal justice policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2020 13:54
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/25020
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