Victim’s Summary: Nicole Morrison stated to me she has a active protective order against her husband Ronald Morrison. Ronald was served PO-18-66 on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 by Creek County Sheriff's Office. The protective order is valid until Monday, April 9th, 2018. Nicole said she served Ronald divorce papers on Monday, March 12th, 2018. Nicole said after Ronald was served he tried to contact her by adding her on Facebook Messenger and requesting her to message him. Nicole said Ronald's sister
Domestic violence exists everywhere and affects all people regardless of socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, sex, ethnicity, or religion. Most times physical violence is accompanied by emotional abuse and controlling behaviors. The result of domestic violence includes physical injury, psychological issues, and death. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) occurs in 1 of 4 women in the United States and can be correlated with a loss of emotional, social, physical and mental health. Intimate Partner Violence is an issue that does not receive a lot of recognition and is overlooked majority of the time. There is a lot of information on women in intimate partner violence relationships that explains how it affects women physically, mentally, and socially.
The Emotionally Abuse Woman by Beverly Engel, a therapist with sixteen years of experience and a victim of emotional abuse herself, is a book geared towards women who are involved with friends, family members, bosses or any one significant in their life who is emotionally abuse towards them. Her goal of those reading who are also in emotional abusive relationships is to share her knowledge and experience of others to educate the abused woman, leaving her with skills on how to cope, move on and avoid future abusive relationships.
After reviewing Jane’s court record I felt angry. I witness domestic violence growing up and I know the side effects of that abused. I know that being a victim of domestic violence can cause mental health problems, stress and bad judgment. For Jane story, her abused cause her to act out and find an escape from her torture. Her actions were not the right ones but she suffer in silence for 29 years. I would you used her case and trauma history to educated victims of domestic violence. Expressed to the victims that they are not alone in the fight and how the abuse can have consequences. I would also advocated that nobody deserves to be treated bad, abuse, or torture.
It is important to understand why a victim will engage with abusers in order to understand how to stop the cycle of abuse. The victim sees themselves as the problem, not the partners making it easier to blame themselves as the cause of their suffering (Nicholas, 2013). When a person leaves an abusive situation that does not always mean that it is the end of the relationship; this is particularly true if there are children or shared assets because there is a sense of obligation to remain (Baholo et al., 2015). There is little understanding into why women remain with an abusive partner, which makes it harder to track why a woman would have subsequent relationships with partners that exhibit similar abusive tendencies (Bell, Goodman, & Dulton, 2009). There is a lack of understanding of the “bigger picture” which needs to be identified and explored (Bell, Goodman, & Dulton, 2009).
The victim can file for a protection order if they are related to the abuser by blood, if they are current or former spouses with the abuser, and if they have been in an intimate relationship and have lived with the abuser for 90 days in the past year. The victim can file a peace order if they have not lived in a relationship for 90 days in the past year with the abuser. Peace orders have to be filed with the District’s court and protective orders can be filed with the District’s court or the Circuit
The presentation that was given from the guest speakers were very meaningful because they provided me with relevant information and statistics that I can use if I come across any concerns dealing with domestic abuse in an unhealthy relationship. This is meaningful to me because it enabled me to comprehend about the different types of domestic violence and ways to sympathize for people who go through this these type of problems. For example, I learned that domestic abuse comes in all different shapes and forms. A type of domestic abuse is verbal/emotional. Verbal/emotional abuse consists of yelling, swearing, criticism, and many more. I didn’t know that abuse can come through verbal, I always thought that domestic violence was physical abuse.
Words thrown at emotions like sharp knives. Concerned stares, but no offers of support. Limited time spent with loved ones. Pain masked behind melancholy, tear-filled eyes. Escaping the “security” of one’s home at any cost. Death knocking on the door as the only solution. Domestic violence often presents itself in homes across the world. According to The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a woman is abused by a domestic partner every nine seconds. Due to the abuse these women encounter, depression and suicidal thoughts often occur. These fragile women battle a person who should be their Prince Charming, but instead, he creates their Happily Never After, just like the movie title. After my aunt committed suicide, a situation
One can be harmed socially from an abusive relationship. With women, abuse in a prior relationship can lead to difficulty committing to someone in a new relationship. Abuse can also develop trust issues. This not only negatively affects relationships in regards to dating people, but friendships and relationships with family members, and other people. Thankfully there are many resources for males and females to use if they’ve been abused in a relationship. However, if one has developed trust issues, it may also be difficult for them to open up not only to people who they’ve had prior relationships with of different types, but also new people. Sending someone for counseling that was in an abusive relationship can only help if the person who was abused is willing to open up to the counselor. A person who was abused may not be willing to speak about how they were abused because they are embarrassed or scared. Many other factors can lead to one not wanting to open up.
Anyone of any social status, academic level, age, height, weight, you name it has the possibility of being a victim of domestic violence. However, there are certain risk factors that increases the likelihood of becoming a victim. In bad neighborhoods, they may feel socially ostracized if there is tension in the area and a lack of community. This can also be a consequence of victimization because the offender may separate himself and the victim from all contact from family, friends, etc. When the victim needs love and support, they will not know where to go.
To which Adam responded, ‘This helpmate called Woman sounds wonderful. However, in that you have blessed me so, there must be some price to be extracted from me to show my faithfulness and appreciation to you?’
After dating for two years, Shawn Sayer and girlfriend Jane Doe decided to end their relationship. For unknown reasons, Sayer started to stalk and harass his ex-girlfriend by showing up to locations where she is known to go. Sayer increased his stalking capabilities by using the internet, he created fake profiles pretending to be his ex-girlfriend and would communicate with random men online. Sayer posted ads with Jane Doe’s phone number and address asking men for sexual favors. As the cyberstalking continued, Jane Doe feared for her life, she changed her name and moved from Maine to Louisiana to live with her relatives. Moving down the East Coast did not stop the harassment, a few months after relocating unknown men showed up in Louisiana claiming that they have communicated with her and consented to sexual intercourse.
Nearly one in four women in the United States reports experiencing violence by a current or former spouse or boyfriend at some point in her life (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2008). As stated in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “ These are our sisters, mothers, friends, family members, neighbors, and co-workers”.Should women that suffer from “battered woman's syndrome” be charged with murder for killing there abuser? “The term "battered woman syndrome" was introduced in the late 1970s by psychologist Lenore Walker to explain the psychological problems of women who are caught in a cycle of domestic violence” (ProQuest Staff).The mind of a typical domestically abused women has been diagnosed, monitored, and studied by professionals numerous of times. However, one may believe “battered women syndrome” should be used as an excuse in court, with prior evidence for self defense and mental illness if the women being abused had suffered domestic violence tragically.
As defined by the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC, 2008), stalking is “a pattern of repeated, unwanted attention, harassment, and contact.” Today, stalking is considered to be an example of abusive behavior within the framework of domestic violence because the dangers that victims face frequently continue even after they leave an abusive relationship. Research has indicated that many victims of domestic violence have experienced stalking behavior from a current or former intimate partner. Examples of stalking behaviors include following the victim, sending unwanted gifts and notes, repeated harassment such as phone calls or showing up at the victim’s place of work, and other behaviors that a stalker uses to inappropriately invade
I felt intrigued by this article titled Reasons for Staying in Intimately Violent Relationships: Comparisons of Men and Women and Messages Communicated to Self and Others, writing by Jessica J. Eckstein. This fascinating article was published on the Springer Science Business Media journal, on October 27th 2010. It has come to one’s attention to understand why some people, either male or female where to stay in an abusive relationship.