The available services for victims are provided on a case to case basis. Training is also provided for staff members that are handling domestic violence cases and simplify compensation collection or resolution between the lawbreaker and the suspect. In reference to Simpson case, victims’ rights were severely violated. Nicole Simpson was neglected of her victim’s rights; she was not given protection nor a police escort after she filed a complaint of intimate violence. The accused O.J. Simpson should have been given a restraining order to protect Nicole, there were still access to her even after she made a complaint of intimate violence. Changes have to be made for the future, police that is handling cases such as intimate violence should have a prompt response. The restraining order wouldn’t do any good if it isn’t enforced, the perpetrator should be return to police custody to guarantee the safety of the victim. Compensation can be used as a tool to discourage offenders from committing acts. Families and victims should be compensated for the grief that they were put through and the losses they may have had (Fattah & Peters,
On June 13, 1994 Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were found murdered outside of Browns condo. The police suspected OJ Simpson to have committed the crime seeing Mr. Simpson had attacked Ms. Brown previously. It was clear that Mr. Simpson committed the crime jet a jury of 10 women and 2 men found him not guilty (9 of the jurors were black, 2 white and 1 Hispanic).
Domestic Violence is known to be a pattern of assaultive behaviors including physical, sexual, psychological attacks and economic coercion, by adults and juveniles against their families or intimate partner or both. Family violence is the most common especially within marriages and it can affect the whole family and children who live in a home where abuse occurs are always affected by it. Studies show that between 3.3 million and 10 million children witness domestic violence annually. As a child, the surroundings around them really do shape and make impact on their personality, mentality and actions that they make. When a child is exposed to domestic violence, it can affect their growth and affect the type of person they will be for their future. So when a child is witnessing such type of behavior, it can and usually does, have many consequences emotionally, mentally, and physically.
Jackson Katz’s eye-opening diction elaborates on the idea of men’s violence by using phrases like “silence is a form of consent” and “need adult men in power to prioritize these issues”. The main point in this astonishing TED talk is that there should be a bigger emphasis on these domestic violence issues. Whether it’s men in power or just normal bystanders, there isn’t enough being done to stop the violence from happening. Men need to start standing with women and not against them. The silence from these people in power and in the bystanders is basically saying that they are agreeing with the violence being inflicted, since they aren’t doing anything to stop it. Towards the end of the talk, he brings up leadership training. Leadership training
A child who experiences trauma of domestic violence will hinder their emotional growth, hence the child will not develop and maintain a normal level of trust. A child that experiences domestic violence or is exposed to domestic violence can develop a fear of their environment, for they think that everyone will try to hurt them. They also do not trust anyone with their problems or issues, hence they will keep everything inside and this will affect their state of mind. An abused spouse may experience chronic psydiasmatic pain or pain due to diffuse trauma without visible evidence. This form of pain will have a very bad effect on the body. It might not show any visible evidence but it will damage one’s body from inside and might lead to death. According to an article written by Lauren Amanda on www.socialjusticesolutions.com, the abused spouse and/or child may develop chronic post-traumatic stress disorders, other anxiety disorders or depression, therefore the laws against domestic violence need to be taken more
Victims of domestic violence are not at fault for the abuse that is inflicted upon them. A lot of people ask why the victim stayed in the first place, but in some cases the answer is not always so simple. According to Why Do Abuse Victims Stay, “We often put ourselves in the place of the victims and imagine ourselves leaving at the first signs of abuse. But breaking free of abuse is not simply a matter of walking out the door. Leaving is a process.” A lot of times when people hear and talk about domestic abuse, the lines are blurred around the term victim. Too many times people forget the true meaning of that word, especially concerning instances of domestic violence. There are many reasons why victims stay.
It is never fair to ask “Why will she not she leave?”. A victim can be defined as “an individual who has been confronted, attacked or violated by a perceived predator, resulting in short or long term physical and/ or mental injuries as a result.” (Burgess, Regehr & Roberts, 2012, p. 10). All of the women were victims to ongoing abuse by their partners and were at constant risk for revictimization. This further grasps the term of intimate partner violence which overarches what type of situations, these women were exposed to (Burgess et al., 2012, p. 290) The power and control wheel, a tool used when trying to educate victims of IPV, is symbolically represented throughout the book by demonstrating how these abusers keep control of their partners. This wheel details eight forms of violence that abusers commonly use to keep control over their partner, that include, using male privilege and coercion and threats to maintain dominance (Burgess et al., 2012, p. 300). Victimology also studies, the effects such patterns of abuse have on an individual, such as learned helplessness and PTSD (Burgess et al., 2012, p. 300). Furthermore, it is grounded in the approaches and steps of action to take in order to help victims of trauma and
This horrible act can happen in a variety of ways. The abuse can be physical, sexual, psychological, emotional, and economical. Domestic violence is a pervasive problem that is among everyone everywhere. Even if you have not been involved in domestic violence, you may know someone who is or has been affected by it. Proverbs 31:8 says, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the right of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy. It is important to report any signs of domestic violence to the proper authorities. Regardless if the individual needs help or not, their lives can be protected and
My mother emotionally, verbally, and physically abused my father in front of my brother and I, consequently, we both suffer from severe anxiety and I have found myself in an abusive relationship as well. My father who is not a tiny, helpless man, wasn’t able to defend himself because he chose not to. 3Nearly 8 percent of males who have reported domestic violence have been shot at, stabbed, or hit with a weapon. Men who are victims of domestic violence stay in the relationship because they want to protect their children and fear they will lose custody if they chose to leave, they feel ashamed to have been beaten down by a woman, and the lack of resources that are available. Tribal courts lean in the mother's favor and that can be very intimidating, especially after being verbally abused by the mother of the
Domestic violence can impact anyone regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. Domestic abuse not only affects the individuals involved, but children who are there to witness an abuse. For example, studies have shown that children who witnesses their parents in an abusive situation will go on and repeat the cycle. In addition, children who witnesses a mother getting abused may feel like it is their fault for not being able to protect their mother. Ultimately, children themselves may become victims of abuse. It is estimated that children abuse is 6-15 times higher in domestic violence cases where the mother is abused (Domestic Violence: Long Term Effects of Domestic Violence, 2015).
The effects of sexual or physical abuse can also last for a long time, especially as mentally, physically and emotionally underdeveloped as a child is. Some children can cope very well with very horrible situations while others can be very distressed by a minor incident. However, having to go through the court system shortly after the abuse occurred will surely take a toll on the child. Having the child relive the trauma multiple times by having them testify in court in front of their abuse, which is especially traumatic as in some countries such as the United States have a right to confront their accuser; and having them go through sometimes multiple interviews would create harmful short-term as well as long-term effects on the child.
A comprehensive 2014 study by Silke Meyer on an integrated response to domestic violence in Queensland defined ‘integrated response’ as, “a partnership response that involves formalized agreements regarding processes, roles, responsibilities and cross-unit accountability” (Meyer, 2014). A common feature is the integration of both criminal and civil response. Historically, the introduction of civil response has gained momentum since the implementation of the ‘exclusion order’, which allowed enforcement of removing a perpetrator of domestic violence from the family home. In the ACT, exclusion orders have been in effect since the implementation of domestic violence legislation in 1986. These civil measures
Most effective interventions associated with domestic violence include safety planning, child advocacy, information advocacy, and alternate housing. This is generally referred to as “legal advocacy” and involves the criminal justice system. During this process first responders and legal professionals initiate referrals and support such as protection orders, court accompaniment, referral to services, and community therapy agencies (Hamby et. al., 2015)
Domestic Violence has become an issue that has lacked the attention of the public that needs fixing. Both of the articles demonstrate the obstacles that are presented in domestic violence cases. The image gives the awareness of the life threatening they live through, and have difficulties looking for help. Many people are unaware or underestimate the obstacles and difficulties that are presented in domestic violence, but a closer look will illuminate these issues that require action to be taken.
Domestic violence is no new issue, and often not considered a serious matter. Occurring in many forms (verbal abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, etc.) this issue should not be handled lightly. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “[g]lobally, as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner.” Of the four million women abused in the United States each year, nearly all of them show symptoms of Battered Women’s Syndrome, a form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Although there are exceptions, women generally should not be charged with murder of an abusive husband because she acted in self-defense. To protect the accused from slander, the accuser should show proof of the abuse, proof of self-defense, and for