20 Nov
  • By My Friends' Place

Domestic violence and animal abuse

There is an undeniable link between the perpetrators of domestic violence and animal abuse. A new study is currently under way to assess this link in Australia. Domestic violence is on the increase in Australia. The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that 1 in 3 women in this country have experienced violence from a man […]

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15 Nov
  • By My Friends' Place

The Psychological Wounds of Domestic Violence

For many people, there are few things that evoke a more reassuring sense of warmth, comfort, stability, and safety than going home. Many people see their home as a personal stronghold—a bastion of unconditional love and support. At home we tend to have more freedom, more time for family, and for a few hours, at […]

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09 Nov
  • By My Friends' Place

Domestic violence: Video evidence aids victims

The battle to curb domestic violence has stepped up a notch in the ACT with the first conviction using a video statement from a victim, captured at the time of the alleged offence. Since May, police have been able to take video statements from family violence victims for use in court proceedings. The law was […]

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