Domestic Violence And Punishment Analysis

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Domestic violence recently has been a very heavy topic of interest to many Americans. There is much however that many do not know about this legal issue that affects 1 in 4 households across this country. It can also sometimes be referred to as the silent crime as many times it goes unreported out of fear. In my analysis of this issue I hope to show, who can be affected by this crime. Why they are affected, where and when they are most vulnerable, what can be the punishment for the aggressor or the legal ramifications and lastly, how we can slow down domestic violence as a whole.

The people that can be affected range in all shapes, genders and personality’s. Most victims are women and children have a great likely hood of being abused as well
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The punishment for some offenders range from misdemeanors to felonies. In July 2012, New York increased their domestic violence law for repeat offenders who hurt there family’s and to get victims treatment for the psychological effects. In Pennsylvania the law is rather strict and set forth to protect the victim. If the police are called to a suspected incident of domestic violience and upon there assisment they fell such an act has occurred regardless of the victims opinion the aggressor will be arrested. The victim has no opinion in pressing charges only the district attorney’s office may withdraw charges if he or she cannot make a case with the evidence presented from the arrest. There are a defense tactics that are known to get the offender off without any penalty. They may attempt to say lack of intent to harm the person if they’re not a repeat offender, plead an insanity offence or claim self-defense. Depending on the severity of the abuse they may only be required to take anger management courses or if they are a repeat offender it does carry and max of a felony charge with incarceration. (pennsylvania-domestic-violence-laws, n.d.) Calafornia is a less server penalty state only classifying domestic abuse under battery. Battery is listed in the California penal code 242 and 243 as "willful and unlawful use of force or violence against the person of another." Section 243(e)(1) of the Penal …show more content…
There is not many options for victims of the acts other than to restart their lives totally and get the children that had witnessed the acts help before they commit or endure the same treatment. With the explanation of the who, what, when, where, why and how we have successfully identified. Who can be a victim, why they are affected, where and when they are most vulnerable, what can be the punishment for the aggressor or the legal ramifications and lastly, how we can slow down domestic violence as a whole. While the how is still very much unknown we can only home that future laws will slow down the offenders and make them think before they

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