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Chicago Anti-Domestic Violence Program Increases Arrests
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Chicago Anti-Domestic Violence Program Increases Arrests

A new program in Chicago is helping city officials crack down on domestic violence crimes.Click To Tweet

 

The program is revolutionary in the way it involves different authorities—from police officers to women’s shelter employees—and emphasizes quick justice and fast turnarounds. But while this new program is intended to protect victims of domestic violence, it could simultaneously have a reverse effect on the men and women who have been accused of these crimes.

 

What is the Program?

 

As … Read More

Minor Physical Contact Can Still Be Domestic Battery in Chicago
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Minor Physical Contact Can Still Be Domestic Battery in Chicago

Illinois takes domestic violence charges extremely seriously, and in Chicago, police officers do not take lightly to offenders who have been accused of harming loved ones. These crimes are serious, and police officers, lawyers, and judges are all working together to make sure that domestic violence is not tolerated in our state.

 

However, despite Illinois’s fervor to completely eradicate domestic violence, our state’s complicated laws can sometimes thwart its own efforts. Some of the domestic violence laws are too … Read More

What Evidence is Needed to Make an Arrest?
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What Evidence is Needed to Make an Arrest?

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Prison May Actually Make the Domestic Violence Problem Worse
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Prison May Actually Make the Domestic Violence Problem Worse

If you were to poll a random sampling of people about the purpose of prison, you’d probably get a wide range of responses, but one common answer you might hear is “rehabilitation.” In theory, someone serving a prison sentence is “paying their debt to society” and, if released, will get the opportunity to start over again on a law-abiding path. At the very least, it certainly sounds nice.

 

In reality, though, prison does little to rehabilitate offenders and actually … Read More

Two-Parent Ideal Is Problematic in Domestic Violence Cases
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Two-Parent Ideal Is Problematic in Domestic Violence Cases

There are many factors that may influence couples to stay together, even if they’re in a toxic and potentially dangerous situation. Financial dependence, immigration status, fear of making the situation worse, and fear of losing custody over the kids are all potential reasons that often come up in conversations about domestic violence. There is, however, another reason that isn’t always as clearly articulated: the importance our society places on two-parent households.

 

Although divorce has become a lot more common … Read More