Marriage and Family

Discussion on the Definition of "Domestic" in Domestic Violence

Chen Hui
Jinan University
Journal of Shandong Women's University 2016-6

Abstract:When it comes to the subject of domestic violence, the definition should be neither too narrow nor too broad, but consistent with the logic of legal system and with public understanding and acceptance. Domestic violence refers to abuse occurring in a domestic setting or an intimate relationship, such as marriage and cohabitation, and it also takes place in heterosexual and same- sex family relationships. Victims should be entitled to effective protection by Anti- Domestic Violence Law for the sake of preventing domestic violence in all aspects, offering family members a safe living environment and individual development space and achieving domestic justice.
Keywords:domestic violence, family members, Anti-Domestic Violence Law, the definition of "domestic"

Paper type:Published