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Domestic violence has a long historical presence in our society. Initially, it was viewed strictly as a family matter. It was an acceptable means for men to discipline their wives and children, who were regarded as little more than man’s property. There was a lack of, if any, legal ramifications for the abuser and, in fact, domestic violence had been previously sanctioned by English Common law (The National Center for Victims of Crime). As the issue infiltrated public consciousness, advocacy groups rose to the forefront and championed for the rights of abused victims. They demanded change, not only to the laws, but to the way victims and abusers are treated by law enforcement and legal institutions. As a result of these efforts, many changes have been successfully implemented.
Progress has slowly been made on behalf of victim’s rights. However, the statistics remain disheartening. According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, one in every four women will experience domestic violence during their lifetime. In one year, 389,100 women and 78,180 men were victimized …