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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 dynamics and how it affects the family, particularly the children. While the debate about what conditions precipitate domestic violence has grown, so has the social awareness.

In the year 2009 alone, I learned about several cases in which fathers murdered their ex-spouse, or committed murder–suicide, and where children or other relatives were murdered as well. Judges hear evidence of violence, put restraining orders in place, and yet women and their children are killed. These cases receive considerable publicity, judges are blamed when they do not allow a parent to move when the request for the move is for safety reasons, and communities act to prevent ...

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