This essay focuses on Victims and the Criminal Justice. message you got from viewing the resource videos on the criminal justice response to victims
Discussion 1 Questions: “Victims and the Criminal Justice Response – Do No Harm; Firstly, Avoiding Revictimization”
Secondly, What is ONE common belief about domestic violence that you believe is NOT true?
Thirdly, Why do we believe it and why do you think it is false?
Further, What was the most significant message you got from viewing the resource videos on the response to further, victims? Be sure to justify why you viewed it as most significant.
Lastly, What are two things you believe the system can do to be more responsive to the needs of domestic violence victims?
Justify why you chose those two areas as a priority and describe what they will accomplish.
Which one is your top priority and why?
4. Review the 12 minute film, “Us vs. Them” and explain how the approach presented applies to domestic violence and a criminal justice response. Include an analysis of how the video approach connects to an effective criminal justice response.
5. Global Perspective: On January 28, 2017, the USA Today – The Arizona Republic published an article titled, “Russian parliament decriminalizes domestic violence.” Russia Parliament voted 380 to 3 to decriminalize domestic violence cases when it does not involve “substantial bodily harm” and does not occur more than once a year. In the article, a survey by a state-run pollster found that “19% of Russians said ‘it can be acceptable’ to hit one’s wife, husband or child ‘in certain circumstances.'” For more information go to