Crime is that form of deviance that involves an infraction of the criminal law. Not all laws are ‘criminal'. Lawyers recognize civil law, constitutional law, and various other categories of legal norm. Civil law, for example, concerns relations among private individuals, such as the contractual relations involved in such areas as employment relations and consumer purchasing. Violence against women is not the issue of any particular region or group; it is an ugly universal, crossing the frontiers of ideology, social class and ethnic identity. At the individual level, violence disrupts the lives of women, limits their options, undermines their confidence and self-esteem, and impairs their health psychologically as well as psychically. Sexual abuse is defined as "all sexually oriented conduct, commentary or gestures, intentional and repeated, not desired or accepted freely by their object, for whom it is an imposition, a humiliation or attack on their dignity". The book will prove an informative and most useful asset for students, scholars and teachers in the field of Aboriginal Women.