Re: Beating a woman is infamy
I guess that when true sex equality will be achieved this might change...
Sex equality has absolutely no influence on domestic violence. None. 10 years a cop taught me that domestic violence in most cases is, the perpetrator and the victim are repeating and reinforcing behaviour they experienced as a child and their teenage years. I attended 100's of domestic violence calls over that 10 years
That is why where Police would physically remove the victim and the children from the abusive partner, lodge them in emergency housing ensure counselling services were available for them. Arrest the offender, Refuse bail and then find out they were released on bail by the courts the next day. Issue domestic violence orders restricting their movements or approaching the victim. Come court day for the assault, the victim will refuse to give evidence and therefore the matter is thrown out and no conviction recorded. In the mean time on Friday night you are called back to the same address to find the victim has moved back in with the offender days before and the pattern of abuse and victimisation is repeating again.
Rinse and repeat as many times as you care to.
The cycle of domestic violence cannot be broken unless the victim and/or offender wish it broken. Seeking the help to make that happen.
The efforts of the police, the restrictions imposed by the courts are only a temporary fix.
The human stain in this report should be locked up, but breaking the chain means he needs to be enrolled in a program to deal with his abuse patterns. Otherwise, 30 days or 5 years in lock up, doesn't matter he will only repeat the violence when he is released.