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Lecture 1

CRM/LAW C118 Lecture 1: c118wk1lec1Premium

2 pages49 viewsWinter 2019

Department
Criminology, Law and Society
Course Code
CRM/LAW C118
Professor
Kirk Williams
Lecture
1

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Jessica Mangold
C118 Domestic Violence
Professor Williams
Week 1 Lecture 1
1/8/19
Domestic Violence Introduction
Topics We Will Cover
- intimacy & definitions of intimate violence
- sources of information about intimate violence & derived estimates of prevalence
- public health & developmental perspectives
- explanations of intimate violence: answering the “why” question
- identifying variety of abusers: risk assessments & typologies
- prevention & intervention efforts
- basic theme: perpetrators of violence are not a homogenous group; their pathways to
violence vary, the types of violence they perpetrate vary, & interventions to prevent or
reduce violence vary
Leslie Morgan Steiner: Intimate Partner Violence Survivor & Now Professional Writer
- women ages 16 24 most likely to be in abusive relationship
- first stage: to seduce & charm the victim
- second stage: to isolate the victim
- third stage: introduce threat of violence & see reaction
- 15 million children are abused every year
- stayed because did not know that she was being abused
- never once saw self as battered wife
- final stage: kill the victim
- over 50% of domestic violence murders happen after victim left relationship
- dangerous to leave abusive relationship
- long term stalking
- victim further traumatized in family court
- important to talk about it & recognize it in order to consciously intervene
- people can move beyond this
Steiner TEDx Video Discussion
- Morgan Steiner raises many of the issues we will learn about in this course
- domestic violence can happen to anyone -> pervasive problem
- common characteristic of abuser is that they themselves were abused
- coercive control system
- domestic terrorism -> perpetrators are calculating & deliberate
- very possible that will kill someone
- most common is more situation based (ex. getting into an argument)
- non-fatal strangulation -> very extreme behavior that tends to be associated with
threats to kill
- women are disproportionately represented as victims but men are victims as well
- how typical is this behavior is everyday life?
- how do we understand these behaviors that occur among family & family-like
relationships?
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