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Volume 6/Issue 1 - THE EXCHANGE - January 2023

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Domestic Violence Order

A mother filed a petition for an order of protection against her husband, on behalf of herself and the parties’ two children. Upon entry of the DVO, the husband appealed alleging insufficient evidence was presented to support the finding of domestic violence. Affirmed.

Domestic Violence Order

On appeal of the entry of a DVO against him, the Appellant argued that the family court failed to make sufficient written findings and that the DVO was not supported by substantial evidence meeting the statutory requirements. The Court of Appeals concluded that the family court’s findings were sufficient and supported by substantial evidence.  Affirmed.

Does Gender Affect Judges’ Perceptions of Sexual Assault Cases?

Current reported prevalence rates indicate that females commit approximately 4%–5% of all sexual offences worldwide. There is growing recognition that females engage in harmful sexual behavior that is similar in severity and type to males. Specifically, current prevalence rates indicate that females commit approximately 4%–5% of all sexual offences worldwide. Despite evidence that sexual offences committed by females have similar physical psychological impacts on victims (Kaufman, 2010), sexual offending by women is often perceived as less harmful (Denov, 2001).

Intimate Partner Violence, Legal Systems and Barriers for African American Women

While intimate partner violence (IPV) is a problem for individuals from all sociodemographic backgrounds, research suggests that some groups are disproportionately affected. The most comprehensive national prevalence study conducted to date found that four in ten Black women in the United States experience IPV throughout their lifetime (Black et al., 2011).

The Effect of Domestic Violence During Pregnancy on Cortisol Hormone Release, Breastfeeding, and Newborn

This study was conducted to determine the effect of domestic violence during pregnancy on the cortisol hormone release, preterm birth, low birth weight, and breastfeeding status. The cross-sectional study was conducted with 255 pregnant women in a Family Health Centre in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey between October 2017 and August 2018. The questionnaire, DVWDS (Domestic Violence to Women Determination Scale) and Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale were used to collect the data. 

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