Domestic Violence

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Introduction: Domestic Violence is a crime that is growing every year. I am very concerned about justice for anyone that is a victim of domestic violence by a loved one. My purpose is to outline a crime victim policy for these victims. I intend to define these victims clearly, point to statistics relative to the crimes against them, analyze the context in which the crime occurs, state how victims might contribute to the crimes against them, describe the impact of the crime on society, and list proposed victim assistance to back up my new victim policy.

I. Everyone who has been a victim of Domestic Violence will be included in this policy A. Domestic Violence includes but not limited to
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Leaving can be dangerous. The most dangerous time for a woman who is being abused is when she tries to leave. One thing that is a fact and not a myth is many victims do leave and lead successful, violence free lives. (Suite 101) Anyone can be a victim. Victims can be of any age, sex, race, culture, religion, education, employment, or marital status. Although both men and women can be abused, most victims are women. Children in homes where there is domestic violence are more likely to be abused. Most children in these homes know about the violence. Heterosexual males may also be victims of domestic violence or perpetrated by their female partners. They experience the same as female victims such as experiences of disbelief, ridicule, and shame that only enhance their silence. Individuals with physical, psychiatric, and cognitive disabilities may not only experiences sexual and domestic violence at a higher rate from
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intimate partners or spouses than the norm, but they may also experience mistreatment, abuse, neglect, and exploitation from their caretakers, personal assistants, paid staff, and family members. A sizable population is older women. They are more likely to be bound by traditional and cultural ideology that prevents them from leaving. They are usually financially dependent on their abusive spouse and do not have access to the financial

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