Category Archives: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – HOW JUDGES CAN HELP EDUCATE THE ABUSER (14-16)

Due to the recent rash of NFL arrests, the ugly specter of domestic violence has once again been thrust into the forefront of America’s consciousness. The most effective weapon against domestic violence is EDUCATION.powerandcontrol

This update will explore one very effective tool available to the court and will answer the following question:

When sentencing a defendant convicted of a domestic abuse offense, under what circumstances, should the court order (or accept) completion of an anger management program rather than a domestic abuse counseling program?

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Battered Woman Syndrome (10-13)

QUESTION: During A Criminal Sexual Conduct (Rape) Jury Trial Involving A Battered Woman Relationship, The Prosecution Attempts To Introduce Evidence Of The “Battered Woman Syndrome” To Explain:

1. Why Some Victims Fail To Timely Report Crimes;

2. Why Some Victims Often Recant Testimony;

3. Why Some Victims Refuse To Leave Abusive Relationships,

What Is The “Battered Woman Syndrome” And What 4 Step Analysis Should The District Court Follow When Ruling On Admissibility?

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