(1) Violence in the Family

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Violence in the Family Chapter 1
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What is Domestic Violence? Some Definitions: Domestic violence: any spousal altercation or interfamilial conflicts of sufficient nature to justify LE intervention; spousal abuse is most frequently cited. May involve parent-child conflict, either physical or psychological (Roxbury Dictionary of CJ) Gay Male DV: any unwanted physical force, psychological abuse, material or property damage inflicted by one man on another Lesbian battering: pattern of violence or coercive behaviors whereby a lesbian seeks to control the thoughts, beliefs or conduct of her intimate partner or to punish the intimate for resisting the perpetrator’s control. Individual acts of physical violence, by this definition, do not constitute lesbian battering. Physical violence if not battering unless it results in the enhanced control of the batterer over the recipient Not easy to interpret DV legally Includes partnerships where people live together but are not legally married Same sex relationships and roommates may constitute domestic partners Noncriminal abuse and neglect may also come to the attention of LE – refer to appropriate health or social service agencies
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Crimes Against the Person DV is a classification that contains many crimes against the person where the person has a familial relationship Assault, A&B, ADW, Agg Assault, Murder, Rape, Stalking These acts are illegal no matter who they are committed against Relationship of the perp to the victim makes it domestic
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Forms of DV Severity of an act is routinely used to determine if it is criminal This approach is outdated Contemporary knowledge of DV shows that it is meant to hurt, intimidate, control or place the victim in fear PC that a crime has been committed is the standard of every other LE action and should be when DV crimes are being investigated as well Arrest of the perp should not be viewed as the punishment for DV crimes, it is intervention when a crime has been committed It should be taken whenever the law of the state determines it to be appropriate – courts can resolve the matter What are some forms of DV?
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Abuse Prevention Acts Legislation represents a strong statement of public policy Shows that DV is a serious crime and cannot be dismissed as “family business” Addresses remedies to protect the victims in addition to criminal sanctions Protection orders – violation is a criminal act Outline the responsibility of LE – mandated and preferred arrest policies
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Relationships No uniform understanding of what constitutes a domestic relationship They are generally defined via marriage Ppl who are or were legally married Reside together w/o marriage Related through marriage Share a child in common Pregnant woman and the father Ppl with substantial dating or engagement relationship Children – biological or step Parents – biological or step Includes ppl who are share house or apt regardless of if they are married
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