domesticabuse - Kaitlin Walaska Soc 364 Assignment #1...

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Kaitlin Walaska Soc 364 Assignment #1 3/5/08 Domestic violence is a sad and dangerous situation to be in for anybody in any circumstance. But when the abuser is a police officer the situation is made worse. The victim may feel they have nobody to tell, and there is no way out because of the abusers profession. There are many reasons why being abused by a police officer may be worse in ways then other situations. In the life span website talks about the reasons victims of abuse by an officer may feel they can’t get help like a “normal victim”. Police officers deal with victims of domestic abuse in their job so they know where all the shelters are, and they would also know how to “get away” with abusing someone. Victims of abuse by an officer feel like they can’t call the police for help, because the abuser is an officer and you would just be asking his friends for help, and they could always side with the abuser. In any criminal case that has to do with an average person against an authority figure it is
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SOC 364 taught by Professor Eloranto during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Plattsburgh.

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