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Gender, Domestic Violence, and Patterns of Conviction: Analysis of India’s Supreme Court Rulings

Violence and Crime in the Family: Patterns, Causes, and Consequences

ISBN: 978-1-78560-263-4, eISBN: 978-1-78560-262-7

ISSN: 1530-3535

Publication date: 3 September 2015

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By examining court rulings on cases of domestic violence in India we focus on the power exerted by some women particularly within extended families which is central to understanding gender relations within institutions. These relations are legitimized by the courts in the ways they interpret the law and rule on cases.

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We thank the anonymous reviewers and the editors for their insightful comments and suggestions.

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Krishnan, P. and Subramaniam, M. (2015), "Gender, Domestic Violence, and Patterns of Conviction: Analysis of India’s Supreme Court Rulings ", Violence and Crime in the Family: Patterns, Causes, and Consequences (Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, Vol. 9), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 45-72. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1530-353520150000009003

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