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Category: Domestic Violence

Psychological Violence: Still Violence, Still a Crime

No woman – whether a member of the high class or earning the minimum wage – is immune to domestic violence, be it physical, emotional, psychological, or economical. Although studied less than other forms of intimate partner violence, psychological abuse is the only reality known to millions of women across the globe, with dramatic consequences for those abused.

 

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Reaching Out to Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a healthcare issue of epidemic proportions, as well as a blatant violation of victims’ human rights. During the last 30 years, the impact of domestic abuse has been shattering to victims, their families and the communities they arepart of.

 

The most recent report of the World Health Organization on the prevalence and health consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV) paints a grim picture of the global situation:

 

    35 percent of women worldwide have been the
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The Surprising Truth Behind Dating Violence

Even the most self-proclaimed “progressive” person has some deep-seated biases. For example, when someone says the words “dating violence,” most people automatically assume that a male committed some act of violence on a female. In late July, however, several new studies presented evidence to overthrow these nearly universal assumptions. At the American Psychological Association’s annual convention, researchers presented findings from the Growing Up with Media study, a collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and prevention. The study followed 1,058 [...]

Catherine Kieu vs. Lorena Bobbitt: The Same Crime Doesn’t Always Merit the Same Punishment

 

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It sounds like something out of a slasher flick: In July 2011, 50-year-old Catherine Kieu of Garden Grove, California drugged her husband’s tofu with Ambien, a sleeping pill. The two were married in December 2009, but in March of 2011, he filed for divorce. The two continued to live together, however, and on July 11, the couple had a fight about a future house guest. After drugging her husband, Kieu waited until he was asleep [...]

When Do You Know It’s Time To End The Marriage?

There is never a good time to end your marriage. It is one of the most important relationships in your life. However, sometimes life’s best laid plans force us to take this difficult decision. My parents have had their fights and arguments, but for them the “till death do us apart” concept stays. Some years back I had reached a point when life had become too painful, with way too many battles and very little love. So what do you [...]

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How “Job Placement Fees” Can Equate to IL Involuntary Servitude

Involuntary Servitude

One of the great benefits of capitalism is that people are guaranteed pay for the work they do. The US has one of the most robust economies in the world, along with a high standard of living.

These factors combined make the US, and particularly large cities like Chicago, attractive to immigrants.

That said, because many migrant workers don’t have any resources in the US, they are vulnerable to exploitation.

Involuntary Servitude and Immigrants in Illinois

Involuntary servitude is the [...]

700k Illinois Cannabis Records to Be Expunged – Many Automatically

Drug Crimes | Marijuana

In 2019, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker House signed several house bills that legalized the recreational use of marijuana and allowed the state to expunge certain individuals’ marijuana possession arrest and conviction records.

For now, we’re going to look at the ones that affected 20 ILCS 2630, the Criminal Identification Act, which concerns the expungement of arrest and conviction records. Some expungements were automatic.

So, how did that work?  What about the ones that weren’t automatic?  What does expunge mean, [...]

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