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Domestic Violence
Domestic violence

In the past few decades, there has been an increased focus on understanding domestic violence and its various components and how it affects the family, particularly children. As the debate about what conditions precipitate domestic violence has grown, so has the social awareness.

The issue of domestic violence received major focus following the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, one of the most watched and publicized trials in the United States. Since that time, there has been an increased awareness of the need to understand the effects of domestic violence on children and the issue of domestic violence within the context of divorce.

Newmark, Harrell, and Salem (1994) studied the issue of domestic violence as it related to custody cases. They focused on the issue ...

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