Forensic Psych Key Terms - Forensic Psych Key Terms Acute Battering Incident Phase two of the battering cycle is the acute battering incident At some

Forensic Psych Key Terms - Forensic Psych Key Terms Acute...

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Forensic Psych Key Terms Acute Battering Incident - Phase two of the battering cycle is the acute battering incident . At some point during phase one, the tension between the battered woman and the batterer becomes intolerable and more serious violence inevitable. The triggering event that initiates phase two is most often an internal or external event in the life of the battering male, but provocation for more severe violence is sometimes provided by the woman who can no longer tolerate or control her phase-one anger and anxiety Baiting questions - where a person poses a question not because they want to hear the answer, but in order to elicit some particular response from the target Battered Woman Defense - A legal defense that a person is less responsible or not responsible for an offense because of suffering from battered woman syndrome at the time of acting. Battered Woman Syndrome - which is also sometimes called battered wife syndrome, is considered a subcategory of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). With battered woman syndrome, a woman may develop a learned helplessness that causes her to believe she deserves the abuse and that she can't get away from it. Best Interest of the Child Standard - In the context of child custody cases, focusing on the child's "best interests" means that all custody and visitation discussions and decisions are made with the ultimate goal of fostering and encouraging the child's happiness, security, mental health, and emotional development into young adulthood Brutalization Effect - refers to a hypothesized cause-and-effect relationship between executions and an increase in the homicide rate. This hypothesis proposes this relationship occurs because executions diminish the public's respect for life. Such an effect represents the opposite of a deterrent effect.
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