You are having a discussion with your friend, Oscar, and he asks you what classes you are taking this term. You tell him that one of your classes is Women and the Criminal Justice System and that the current module is on women who are victims of child abuse, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault. Oscar then makes the following statement “I just do not understand women who stay in a battering relationship. My cousin, Elizabeth, is married to Alex who beats her and then, during the very few times she comes to family events she defends him to our family saying that Alex is a good husband and father to her two children. I do not understand why Elizabeth just does not leave Alex.”
In your initial discussion post you will explain why Elizabeth does not leave Alex.
View the Ted Talk by Leslie Morgan Steiner who was in crazy love. She will reveal how
hard it is for the victim to just leave. This is located at
Download and read two brochures: What is a safety plan and Personal safety plan on the
National Domestic Violence Hotline website. These are located at
Download Materials – The Hotline®