Differences And Consequences Of Domestic Violence

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1. After reading the empirical research discussed in the reading by Angela Browne, do you better understand the struggles and perceptions experienced by Dolores? How so? What changes have the criminal justice system made to better respond to domestic violence? Are they effective?
After reading the empirical research discussed in the reading by Angela Browne, I better understand the struggles and perceptions experienced by Dolores. Mainly of the way it shows how to properly deal or address domestic violence altercations. The author dove into the issue of asking victims why they don’t just leave during domestic violence episodes. I was able to be pulled into what the author was trying to say because of curiosity. I have a friend that I always wanted to address the issue with. Moreover, I’m on the outside looking in, like most people are. Unless you’re the victim of such abuse, you would never understand the struggles. For the most part, the offender and the victim are the only ones with the true grasp of the story. Regarding domestic violence and the criminal justice system, one could say that the response wasn’t positive years ago. When a domestic call reached the system, it was brushed off as a martial
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Most children after the fact of abuse suffer from guilt and other stress related disorders that can trigger thoughts and memories of abuse experienced earlier in life. Some victims try to forget their past in alcohol or drugs and this was demonstrated within the film by Selena. Once faced with the stress of dealing with repressed memories of abuse in the household she grew up in, she indulges in prescription drugs and alcohol to forget it all. For example, Selena got extremely agitated towards her mother when forced to address questions regarding the behavior of her father. This was an example of the guilt children feel after suffering through such

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