Revista de derecho (Valdivia)
version ISSN 0718-0950
CASAS BECERRA, Lidia and VARGAS PAVEZ, Macarena. The state response to domestic violence. Rev. derecho (Valdivia) [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.1, pp. 133-151. ISSN 0718-0950. doi: 10.4067/S0718-09502011000100007.
In Chile, treatment and response to the phenomenon of the domestic violence has substantially changed since the first statutory law enacted in 1994 to nowadays. It has gone from a therapeutic approach towards a more repressive response, thereby giving jurisdiction to the criminal justice over this kind of act. To inquire, from a quantitative and qualitative approach about the impact of the legal changes of the last years is the object of this work.
Keywords : Domestic violence; justice application; state response.