Research suggests that some women may be more vulnerable to becoming victims and less capable of exiting violent relationships, depending on their age, living arrangements and English language abilities.
A number of factors have also been identified as increasing the risk that an individual will become a perpetrator of domestic violence.
Understanding the complex interaction of attitudes, motives and situational factors underlying offender behaviour is helpful in developing effective prevention strategies.
This summary paper provides a brief overview of this area of research.
Criminal code section 273.5 requires criminal penalties including jail or prison and participation in a 52 week batterer's treatment program.
This summary paper focuses on the issue of domestic violence.Domestic violence refers to acts of violence that occur within intimate relationships and take place in domestic settings.It includes physical, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse.It is a Jeckyl and Hyde personality that confuses others who learn of a person's violence with their partners.Abusers can act charming, loving and attentive..they want to.Domestic violence incurs significant social, emotional and economic costs to victims, their families and the broader community (Laing & Bobic 2002).