The Extent to Which Victims of Domestic Violence Get Protection from the Criminal System

The statistics do not report exact happening on the domestic violence as per the National Organization for Women (2007) report. This suggests that much women violence occurs in households but is not fully covered by the National Statistics bureau. The organization reported that about 2million women face domestic violence but the statistics failed to capture this.
The paper thus reviews the extent to which victims of domestic violence get protection from the criminal system. The police take charge of the criminal activities in the society and protecting all the people from all forms of violence. It also examines federal case law and other situations where police are in charge of responding to the incidents of domestic violence. It also examines the reasons for the liability to damages caused in the process of arresting the domestic violence perpetrators. In 2005, it was reported that the supreme court in Town of Castle Rock v. Gonzales (545 us 748) barred police from arresting the perpetrators of domestic violence. This was revealed especially when statutory law provides alternatives for dealing with that act of injustice.
Domestic violence is a situation when one adult in the society or a relationship takes advantage of the power and misuses it to control another. It emanates through the establishment of fear and control in a relationship by the use of violence and other forms of abuse. The violence emanates from sexual assault, physical abuse and even threats. The number of women who face domestic violence is more than the male who faces the same violence. Durant and Miguel explain that domestic violence is normally linked to the violence against women especially those who are in their matrimonial homes. This makes it a barrier to the women empowerment, bearing consequences to women’s health, strength and even their activities
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